– The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and the Brisket and Bagels blog has a great collection of photos from the event.

– The barbecue festival was also well covered by Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt, Escape Hatch Dallas, and…

– …The Smoking Ho:


– Evan LeRoy “has been the de facto barbecue guru for anyone traveling to Texas to learn about the hallowed tradition of smoking meats.” 

– Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew in Austin is expanding with a second location in Dripping Springs. 

– Quatrième jour au Texas : une leçon de BBQ par Wayne Mueller

– Hays County BBQ in San Marcos is getting new building:


Texas BBQ in Toronto looks a whole lot like Texas BBQ in Texas.

ZZQ, a Texas-style barbecue vendor in Richmond, Virginia are opening a permanent location.

Shotgun Willie’s BBQ is bringing Central Texas style barbecue to Nashville.

– Some love for Bartley’s BBQ in Grapevine:


– BBQ Recon traveled to Pecan Lodge in Dallas where he found some great barbecue. 

– KPRC recaps Bourdain’s visit to Houston, including a stop at Burns BBQ

– Houston food writers discuss Houston BBQ and whole hog:


– JC Reid of the Houston Chronicle profiles The Pit Room and its craft barbecue.

Southern Smoke is coming up this weekend in Houston, and Matthew Odam has a preview.

– Taste the best BBQ in Houston head-to-head at the Houston BBQ Throwdown on 11/20.

– More wood and less limestone seems like a no-brainer for charcoal:


– South Carolinian Robert Moss is hoping to see the whole hog tradition blossom outside of its usual confines. Cattleack Barbecue in Dallas is a good start.

– Robert Moss investigates the lives of a couple forgotten pitmasters in Georgia.

– Food critic who once gave 1 star to this joint now calls it a favorite: