Joe Zavala's popular side project gets a permanent home in Grand Prairie, but he's serving only on Saturdays.
Plus, the James Beard Foundation honors barbecue chefs.
Hal Guillory serves Southeast Texas specialties at this Beaumont institution.
Opened in September, the Forney joint has already outgrown its trailer and ordered two smokers from the high school welding program.
The Llano Estacado area isn't exactly known for smoked meats, but these joints are changing the scene.
Veteran Euless pitmaster Don Green gives customers many reasons to flock to his Saturday-only BBQ truck, but these are pretty darn great.
Plus, North Carolina’s governor responds to Stephen Colbert’s barbecue putdown.
The family-run Dallas institution is finally back in business after 2017's devastating fire.
Those with a sweet tooth will also appreciate the Nutter Butter banana pudding.
The pitmaster avoids the stress of his popular joint in Longview by running the location twelve miles away.
The jalapeño cheese sausage will win over fans of the Austin BBQ joint and newcomers.
Meet the masters behind this meat art form. You'll never overlook those links hanging in your favorite market again.
Plus, smoked bologna in Houston and chicken-fried brisket in Garland.
The #roadsausage list consists of small-town joints that have been around for decades, all serving a version of the simple, classic BBQ comfort food.
The year 2019 is shaping up to be a breakout one for barbecue in Cowtown.
The dish is nicely balanced with a bright salad and fresh corn tortillas.
Try pickled strawberries, pickled broccoli, and pickled spicy pineapple—and don't forget some tender pork ribs on the side.
The Austin brewery and restaurant has a constantly changing menu, but the unique flavor of the pork ribs make them a consistent standout.
After decades in the oil industry, nomadic pitmaster Don Baucham stakes his claim in remote West Texas.
The peppery ribs and cream ales are both worth going out of your way for.
Former Maiya's chef Mark Scott and his partners have created something special with inventive sides and memorable smoked meat.
The Terrell pitmaster will serve smoked meats and sides to an estimated 10,000 people. Good thing he brought his 28-foot-long cutting board.
Enjoy the ribeye and take a moment to enjoy the small-town atmosphere in Poth.
Plus, how to cook with liquid smoke and stories from Schmidt Family Barbecue.
Pitmaster Andrew Soto serves up tasty meats to a growing crowd of regulars, with help from his mom and brother—plus some key advice from dad.
There’s so much great barbecue to eat outside of our Top 50 list. Here are our best bites of the year, from pork belly burnt ends to sausage wraps.
Built for the 1908 Elks National Convention, the structure played a role in the lynching of Allen Brooks, which the city will finally recognize with a memorial.
Every weekend, pitmasters James McFarland and Michael Michna roll up their sleeves and start serving up barbecue in Magnolia.
Plus, how an East Texas pitmaster beat Austin and Houston joints and took home a trophy.
From juicy chicken to a hulking brisket sandwich, the joint offers some of the best barbecue in Hidalgo County.
The cramped quarters create a challenge, but pitmaster Jay Stearns manages to serve up tender, fatty bites anyway.
Exciting things are happening as pitmasters join the two cuisines together in new and delicious ways.
The barbecue is perfectly executed, but make sure to try the airy corn pudding and rich potato salad as well.
Plus, barbecue joints for sale and a cow who stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Hollis and Betty Dean first made it onto the top 50 barbecue list 21 years ago. Now, their grandson serves up classic Dean family recipes—with impressive new twists.
Cole Fullwood smokes the briskets in Roscoe, while wife Amanda smokes everything else at their newer joint, in Snyder.
Why, yes, you can put a whole brisket directly onto a hot griddle.
Isaac Arellano grew up at Hwy 84 Service, where he now serves up BBQ tacos and brisket.
Andrew and Jewel Hill strike out to bring juicy, thick-cut pork ribs and tender pork belly to Levelland.
Aaron and Christina Rejino put everything on the line for their Olton food truck, and their passion pays off in delicious food.
Plus, what happens when a glowing review shuts down a burger joint.
The most delicious trend in smoked meats combines Texas’s two favorite food groups in exciting ways.
For his second restaurant, Stanley's pitmaster Nick Pencis indulged his passion for pizza.
The BBQ Top 50 joint has reopened, now offering one of the most unique barbecue meal experiences in Texas.
Pitmaster Brendyn Todd serves up barbecue sandwiches and smoky brisket from the oldest town in Texas.
Nobody likes dry brisket. Nobody should serve it, either.
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Dan DeFossey has brought brisket from the RGV to CDMX.
Plus: Wales needs to calm down about its barbecue, but New Zealand knows how it to bring it.
The Royse City joint brings smoked meat and cheese together with its garlic parmesan ribs, served on Fridays only.