– Pitmasters have embraced the term “joint” to describe their restaurants:


– Carl’s Jr. has announced a grass-fed beef burger that they starting serving yesterday. 

– Whole Foods is being sued in the death of Joshua Kaye which has been blamed on E. coli infected grass-fed beef burgers. 

– A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change simply suggests that we all eat less meat. I guess that includes brisket. 

– Serious Eats demystifies the beef grading process

– Watch your briskets, folks:


– Aaron Franklin and a few other Texas chefs share some of their favorite beers for this time of year.

– Tickets for the Fire & Smoke dinner with Paul Qui and Aaron Franklin are on sale this morning at 10:00. The event benefits Foodways Texas.

– Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland is one of Houston’s new classics as named by Food Republic.

– A BBQ joint gets back into the game:


– “Beginning January 3, 2015, Freedmen’s will serve local smoked meats and market driven sides at the SFC Farmer’s Market Downtown every Saturday from 9am-1pm.” 

– Mesquite Pit BBQ in Weatherford looks to expand into Granbury. 

– There was a BBQ Town Hall held at Texas A&M:


– The BBQ Beat blog is planning a barbecue themed giveaway this holiday season.

– Burger Mary sings the praises of Hays County BBQ in San Marcos.

– Hays County BBQ will host a toy drive this Saturday from 11-3.

– Have you seen this pit?


Marc Glosserman of Hill Country BBQ in New York describes his connection to Lockhart, Texas and how travelling there informed his restaurant. 

– Denver: Still not a barbecue destination

– A look at Ollie’s BBQ in Birmingham that challenged the Civil Rights Act in the Supreme Court fifty years ago and lost. 

– A displaced Texan reviews a new restaurant in Tel Aviv called Texas BBQ. 

– W36, an American-style barbecue restaurant, is one of Amsterdam’s hottest. 

– Oh say can you see…some brisket?