– The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema traveled to Houston during his tour of ten great American food cities. Texas barbecue makes a big appearance including a discussion of the jiggle factor at Killen’s Barbecue.

– A recent study linked barbecue consumption to kidney cancer, but one publication wonders how that could be if the cancer rate in Lockhart, Texas is so low.

– A quick look at the La Barbecue menu:


– The Austinot took a trip to the Cele Store, just northeast of Austin, and shared its history and connection to many films. 

– The Big Bad BBQ Cook-off is coming to Laredo tomorrow, and they’re looking for judges. 

– The Rudy’s BBQ in Round Rock was evacuated Saturday because of a fire, but it has since reopened. 

– Texas-style BBQ in Denver:


– In his Punt, Pass, and Pork column, SI’s Andy Staples visits Jambo’s BBQ Shack in Rendon, Texas for the monstrous Jambo Texan sandwich.

– After a rough first impression, Back Home BBQ in Dallas is back for a new Grand Opening.

– Eater Dallas says the new 18th & Vine is barbecue that’s great for a date night.

– Evie Mae’s Barbecue in Wolfforth just added a new monster-sized pit to their arsenal:

Here it is! Moved and ready for this week! Come see us for lunch Thursday through Saturday. #bbq #lubbock #eatlocal

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Evie Mae’s Barbecue is going to need that pit after this glowing review from the local paper. 

– Dates have been announced for the upcoming Beef 101 classes at Texas A&M. 

– Paul Shroyer, a traveling salesman with a barbecue habit, is interviewed here by Jeff Pearlman. 

– Louie Mueller is teaming up with Fluff Bake Bar in Houston for a unique menu on Saturday:


– The first annual HOU BBQ Throwdown pitted some of Houston’s best against one another this past weekend. There for the story was The Smoking Ho and Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt.

– The Houston Chronicle’s Alison Cook was a judge at the HOU BBQ Throwdown and was impressed at the diversity of food. She’s hoping that smoked oxtails are the next local barbecue trend.

– A few reports on the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival came trickling in later in the week, including those from Escape Hatch DallasUrban Swank, Texas Pit Quest, and BBQ Recon.

– The Smoking Hills BBQ team won at the World Food Championships:


– HooDoo Brown BBQ is doing Texas style barbecue in Connecticut

Repairs to Memphis’s Cozy Corner restaurant are in the works along with a couple new brick pits. 

– A new joint cooking whole hog over wood is a rarity in North Carolina, so the opening of Sam Jones BBQ in Greenville is welcome news. 

– Before the opening, Sam Jones was teaching Joe Kwon of the Avett Brothers how to cook a whole hog. 

– Hill Country Barbecue Market, a Texas-style barbecue joint based in New York, is expanding to Boston:


– Texan Dick Reno is cooking barbecue in Bermuda using cedar and casuarina wood.

– Famed Compton pitmaster Kevin Bludso has opened a barbecue joint in Australia called San Antone.

– A drunk Ohio man got a nine-year-old to drive him to the store for barbecue sauce.

– Smitty’s Market in Lockhart was a star on HBO’s The Leftovers last week: