The barbecue is perfectly executed, but make sure to try the airy corn pudding and rich potato salad as well.
The East Texas chain of Bodacious Bar-B-Q joints lost its founder, Roland Lindsey, in September. His son-in-law Jordan Jackson looks to not only carry on the brand's barbecue legacy, but improve it one location at a time.
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.
Sam Greenberg's family has been smoking turkeys the old-fashioned way since 1939 in Tyler. He continues the tradition at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.