The Canadian city has its own barbecue culture, and it centers on beef that's smoked—sometimes without wood—and served in old-school delis.
The Lone Star State and Kansas share a long, rich taco tradition. We ate our way through KC and picked five of our favorites.
Harvey Clay has spent much of his adult life introducing the brisket, ribs, and sausage of his youth into smoked-meat deserts.
Inspired by the Salt Lick’s brisket, Jordan Wright left a comfortable corporate life to pursue his smoked-meat dreams.
Houston’s Barbecue in the Melbourne suburbs serves admirable brisket, pulled pork, and burgers.
Transplants bring familiar flavors of smoked brisket and beef ribs to the Mile High City.
As a culinary destination, the Big Easy isn’t famous for its smoked meats, but a host of joints serve quality brisket and pork.
Dan DeFossey has brought brisket from the RGV to CDMX.
There are slim pickings for quality barbecue in the capital, but pitmaster Rob Sonderman doesn't disappoint.
The dish isn't Texan, or Californian, or Korean, but it tastes familiar to all barbecue fans.
A home-smoked rib brought Chris Fultz and Alex Graf together in 2011. Now the couple cooks up tender brisket and peppery pork spare ribs in Richmond.
Ray Ramirez fell in love with Texas BBQ and started an underground L.A. barbecue joint before they were cool.
James Jackson, a Lockhart native, cooks up tender brisket and juicy Kreuz links—plus some New Mexico touches.
Inspired by several pilgrimages to the Lone Star State, the owners of Madrid's New York Burger invited me to try their "brisquet."
It started with a sad photo of brisket.
Black Smoke in Antwerp and Holy Smoke in Brussels are both Belgian tributes to Texas barbecue—but they couldn't be more different.
Eating an endangered barbecue art form.
Eating my words with Shane McBride.
A whole hog legend smokes outside of his comfort zone.
You may have noticed the yammering of a South Carolinian about the “tyranny” of Texas barbecue in a recent article on First We Feast. The author, Robert Moss, is the barbecue editor for Southern Living. An esteemed position, for sure, but it’s curious that the magazine chose to poll
Sweden is ripe for a Texas barbecue revolution, and the Johans of Holy Smoke BBQ are prepared to lead it. Johan Fritzell and Johan Åkerberg met a few years ago and bonded over a shared love of smoked meats. They soon decided to join forces and open a barbecue joint that
Although he runs Franklin Barbecue out of Austin, Aaron Franklin is known worldwide for his barbecue. Franklin’s smoked meats are respected by his peers and revered by critics, and he has a James Beard Award to prove it. He has shared his knowledge through his show, BBQ With Franklin, and his
Beef barbecue isn’t hard to find in Atlanta. Most menus feature brisket, and the city might just have more options for smoked beef short ribs than Fort Worth. But that wasn’t the case in 2007, when twins Justin and Jonathan Fox opened Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q just east of downtown Atlanta. In what
Texas has lost one if its best pitmasters. John Lewis has taken his talents to South Carolina, and he doesn’t plan to come back to Texas anytime soon. “I live here, and I’m staying here,” he told me during my recent trip to Charleston to visit his brand-new, week-old establishment, Lewis Barbecue.
The United States has many beloved barbecue styles, but meat cooked over fire in the fiftieth state rarely enters the discussion. Hawaiian barbecue traditions have been exported by the Honolulu-based L&L Hawaiian Barbecue chain to twelve states and six other countries, but those restaurants don’t really cook barbecue. Rather, they specialize
When I was growing up in Ohio, land of my birth, it was a barren wasteland when it came to barbecue. If you were looking for ribs, you better have liked them baked, sauced, and grilled. The pitmasters of my youth specialized in chicken on a backyard grill, and I didn’t
I recently documented my love for the rib sandwich, so when I learned there was a company selling boneless racks of ribs, I had to order them. It seemed these ribs from Ohio-based Bubba’s Q would be the perfect alternative to the deconstructed rib sandwich.Al “Bubba” Baker, a
A barbecue joint in Paris, France? The notion sounded odd a couple of years ago when I first met Thomas Abramowicz, owner of the Beast. But the shock has worn off, and it seems I’m the last barbecue hound to visit. After so many words and photos from the likes of
Robert and Louise Collins left Louisiana for the West Coast in 1944 and eventually opened what is now Seattle’s oldest barbecue joint: R & L Home of Good Bar-B-Q. They’re celebrating 64 years in business in a small, stone-faced storefront east of downtown, and even if Robert and Louise have both passed
Santa Maria style barbecue is probably the least familiar of any barbecue style in the country, especially for those outside California. That’s likely due to how hyper-regional the menu and the fuel are, but also how limited its representation is outside the Santa Maria area. Even three hours in either direction,