– It’s the time of year when Stiles Switch brings us their 12 Days of Smoked Meat:


– In which I urge Texas Standard listeners to consider tortillas as their barbecue companion. 

– The Culture Trip says these are the ten best barbecue joints in Texas

– Tickets are on sale for the Whole Hog Extravaganza held at 17th St. BBQ in Murphysboro, Illinois in January. 

– Restaurants don’t normally serve as barbecue competition organizers, but that’s what the Sonny’s BBQ chain is doing with their upcoming Sonny’s Smokin’ Showdown next month in Sanford, Florida. 

– Where to look if you love mustard on your BBQ:


– Southern Living also provide a couple recipes to those interested in making their own mustard barbecue sauce.

– There’s a group of Lebanese steakhouses operating in Oklahoma that also specialize in barbecue of the bologna variety.

Adam Perry Lang is back at it in LA at his back lot barbecue trailer. Proceeds will benefit LA Kitchen.

– Travelling to the UK and looking for barbecue?


– The Smoking Ho loves the brisket on a biscuit at Jackson Street BBQ in Houston. 

– Meathead Goldwyn shares his list of great barbecue books for barbecue lovers. 

– Eater travels to Katz’s to find great pastrami:

– Long time Denton pitmaster Steve Logan, who operated Steve’s BBQ, passed away in late November. 

– CBS DFW profiled Angelo’s in Fort Worth, a place legendary for brisket and Budweiser. 

– Bill Addison of Eater goes to San Antonio and finds barbecue at the Granary and a brisket taco at Garcia’s. 

Market Barbeque has opened in Laredo and KGNS has a preview. Unfortunately, the single food shot is of white bread. 

Clem Mikeska’s Barbecue in Belton is looking to expand and grow along with the community. 

– Michael Symon was recently in Austin filming for his new BBQ show:


– The Houston Chronicle wonders aloud about “Fat or No Fat” on your brisket. Hint: they like the fat.

– The Brisket House already has two successful locations in Houston, and now they’ve announced plans for a third.

– A couple Houston barbecue bloggers partnered with Tin Roof BBQ to compete in a recent contest, and they wrote about their experience.

– You’ve got to go to Southeast Texas to get your grease balls, and Patillo’s is one of the best.

– #BarebecueChicken: