– Barbecue competitor and television personality Myron Mixon ran for mayor in his hometown of Unadilla, Georgia, and won by twenty votes.

– The Houston Chronicle provides this historical profile of Houston pitmaster Lenoa Ginn.

– Sunday’s Texas Monthly TMBBQ Fest in Austin was a success:


– Also reporting at the TMBBQ Fest was CultureMap Houston and CultureMap Dallas.

– …and Zagat,  Brisket & BagelsTexas BBQ Treasure HuntTexas A&M, and Austin Food Magazine

– A time-lapse of Corkscrew BBQ’s grand opening:

– Jess Pryles follows a day in the barbecue life of Lance Kirkpatrick at Stiles Switch BBQ, in Austin. 

Romanouska’s in Austin is moving. The smoked meat deli trailer form Micklethwait is headed to the Grackle. 

– The much-delayed Austin location of Cooper’s BBQ is coming along. 

– Travis and Emma Heim of Heim BBQ were featured on Fox 4 in DFW:

– Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe talks with the Big Green Egg podcast about his life in barbecue

– Don McLemore of Big Bob Gibson BBQ was honored with the Pioneer of Barbecue award at last month’s Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Competition. 

– A cute kid in Austin dressed as Aaron Franklin for Halloween

– There’s a new female pitmaster in Texas: 

– Steven Raichlen found a big rack of ribs in Florence, Italy.

– “US barbecue restaurants have spread across Britain with the eagerness of a sprightly bacterial growth on agar jelly.”

– Ed Levine of Serious Eats describes the experience of eating barbecue at Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor.

– In honor of the World Series champs, an ode to Kansas City BBQ:


– Guns Up BBQ had a good first impression at Winner’s BBQ in Plano

– The El Paso Times is a fan of their new local joint, Desert Oak Barbecue

Bodacious BBQ in Longview is profiled by the local paper. 

KLTV interviews pitmaster Jonathan Shaw at Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Que in Tyler. 

– Lazy J’s BBQ in Floresville was destroyed by a tornado this week:


– The Houston Chronicle features eight local young gun pitmasters that are shaping the barbecue scene in Houston.

– There’s a Kosher BBQ Championship coming to San Antonio this weekend.

Hutchins BBQ in McKinney was profiled by Community Impact.

– Smoke and booze: