– The Daily Show filmed in Austin this week. The Monday episode started with an homage to the show Dallas in the intro, and featured Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue among other notable Austinites.

– Later in the show, correspondent Jordan Klepper showed off the barbecue lei that he received form the airport.

– Food TV personality Alton Brown came to Dallas for a live show that used some Pecan Lodge brisket.

– The smoked brisket taco from Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin gets some love from Bon Appetit:


– The Austin American Statesman also has some love for those Valentina’s tacos

– The Houston Press lists the Kitchen Sink sandwich from Gatlin’s as one of five giant sandwiches to try in Houston. 

– The Dallas Observer lists their favorite sausages in town, including the hot link at Cattleack BBQ

– DFW.com liked what they found at Big D BBQ in Mansfield, Texas:


On tri-tip, and the new names for familiar pork cuts that are coming soon to a grocery store near you.

– The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans will have a new barbecue exhibit entitled “Trail of Smoke and Fire” opening on 11/15.

– The whole hog event Dia de Los Puercos is coming to Dallas this Sunday, and this Saturday there’s a BBQ Bus Tour around Dallas as well.

– Thrillist collected a few interesting takes on the pork versus beef debate. Without irony, they posted a photo of beef and pork in the header photo. They were both from an Austin barbecue joint, proving that Texans don’t have to choose:


– An event in Charleston, South Carolina will feature smoked brisket and sausage from la Barbecue’s John Lewis. He’s also smoking malt for a Coast Brewing smoked porter that will be served at the event. 

– A Charleston paper quotes Dallas chef Stephan Pyles on the hurdles of serving Texas cuisine outside of Texas, saying it might be harder for John Lewis to succeed in his newly planned barbecue venture in Charleston. 

Smoked brisket cider from Austin Eastciders will be available at Micklethwait Craft Meat’s movie night on Friday. 

– Pecan Lodge in Dallas has a Bordeaux and brisket event planned for tonight. 

– Deep fried beef short ribs:

Our employees have too much free time.. #friedshortribs

A photo posted by Justin Fox (@foxju) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:15am PDT


Meat U Anywhere BBQ has opened in Grapevine with a Central Texas style barbecue menu.

– The new Black’s BBQ is open in Austin.

Hard 8 BBQ is headed to The Colony.

Brooks Place BBQ in Cypress will be closed until 11/5.

– Not Paris, Texas:


– The Fayetteville Observer in Arkansas facetiously suggests banning flights from Texas to other states because of ebola and counts the ban of Texas barbecue as a positive. Those poor souls. 

– Here are some photos from the Q For a Cause event held last week in Houston. 

– Ronnie Killen – “John Mueller is so arrogant…He told me, ‘you’re in the presence of a legend’…” So Killen has scheduled a barbecue pop-up in Austin to bring some Houston-area barbecue to the capital city. 

– For more on the barbecue beef between Killen, John Mueller, and now John Lewis, check here

– Killen’s Barbecue event in Austin has been rescheduled:


– The barbecue event Grillin’ with a Mission is coming to San Antonio on 11/15 and the public is invited.

Blues, Bandits & BBQ is coming back to Oak Cliff on 11/15. Get your tickets here.

– Smokey D’s BBQ from Des Moines, Iowa won the 26th annual Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Championship this past weekend in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

– Franklin Barbecue in Austin installed a new smoker, and they are now offering vacuum sealed whole briskets:


– Killen’s BBQ compiles a price list across Texas to show his barbecue isn’t that pricey. 

– A fantastic Eater profile of Newsom’s Old Mill Store in Kentucky and their smoked country hams

– New York delis are getting more expensive, and Slate is blaming Texas style barbecue joints

– Every time…well, except last night: