These teens are the future of Texas barbecue, and they all landed in Llano to compete for scholarship money and recognition as the best young pitmasters in the state.
Last year, Cameron Haley quit his sales job, parked a trailer on his father-in-law's property, and got to smoking.
Bored of "just a barbecue platter," Cade Mercer has created an experimental new menu at his CM Smokehouse trailer in Austin.
This "flawless," "spectacular" new barbecue joint serves destination-worthy meats and a delicious Sunday breakfast.
John Gutierrez wanted to bring masterful barbecue to his hometown of Beeville, and with his new restaurant, it seems like he's succeeded.
Green and yellow curries and house-made chili oil accompany the smoked meats at this exciting San Antonio joint.
At 21 years old, Eliana Gutierrez is the youngest female pitmaster in the Texas barbecue game, but she already has the passion and wisdom of a pro. Since she first experienced Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Eliana has been dedicated to the craft—and the joint. Valentina’s is…
Former fine-dining chef Damien Brockway shows off his barbecue chops and nods to his ancestors with West African spices and unexpected cuts of meat.
Plus: The new Austin FC stadium will serve local ’cue, and Young’s BBQ suffers a crisis.
But the real winner is a burger that almost didn't make it on the menu.
Award-winning food writer Adrian Miller highlights their contributions in ‘Black Smoke.’…
His family plans to keep his barbecue joint-slash-convenience store open. Plus, restaurant owners reflect on a year of pandemic barbecue.
The adventurous joint, newly opened in Crockett, is here to take back the crown from big-city barbecue.
Plus: Meshack’s BBQ works to recover, Texas Twinkies, and 17,000 pounds of chicken.
“It’s like wrapping a brisket at 130 degrees and saying it’s good enough because the bark is set."…
One of the best new barbecue restaurants in Texas isn’t serving up Texas barbecue.
Plus, families grilling in the cold, gas-station barbecue recommendations, and a poorly timed opening week.
Come for the meat, but stay for the key lime pie, two-layer chocolate caramel cake, and massive cookies.
You’ll need a nap after the loaded sandwiches, stuffed baked potatoes, and more from this family-owned spot.
One of television’s favorite pitmasters has signed on to Preserve the Pit, a fellowship that hopes to continue the legacy of Black barbecue.
With a name like that, this West Texas barbecue joint—not to mention its pitmaster—is just as awesome as you’d think.
The New Orleans–inspired dish is available every day except Sunday, when Mitch Davis preaches at the local Baptist church.
This surprising barbecue dish is taking over local menus—and it's so good, our barbecue editor developed his own recipe.
Plus, Snow's reopens, Killen's expands, and an honest pitmaster job posting.
Tomball's Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue is one of the best smoked-meat joints in the state, but it pours its heart into its bean-to-bar confections.
Plus, Houston’s most anticipated restaurant openings for 2021, Fidel Castro in a cowboy hat, and the end of #BrisketGate.
Hint: “Trim all visible fat."…
Plus, mask shirkers in Abilene and Greg Abbott's shocking barbecue tab.
Tootsie Tomanetz, for one, is capping off this pandemic year with lots and lots of Christmas lights.
The Fort Worth joint is now serving Wagyu brisket on a biscuit from you'll never guess where.
A warning from the National Restaurant Association. Plus, Austin kicked off its annual 12 Days of Smoked Meat.
Mechanic turned pitmaster Randy Estrada and his wife Tessa created a menu of uniquely flavored meats and sides at the Creedmoor truck.
Jordan Jackson once ran the pits at one of the best joints in the state—Bodacious Bar-B-Q, in Longview—but he says the drinking and the pressure were too much. Now he’s working for Aaron Franklin as he starts to rebuild his life.
The Del Valle truck serves a well-executed barbecue menu, and its owners are hoping this is just the start.