The new Ponder food trailer is selling far more brisket chopped than sliced, but that’s just fine by pitmaster Brendan Lamb.
New owners and the longtime pitmaster improve upon tradition at this Greenville joint. Even the Ernie Burger is better.
The barbecue history of Southeast Texas has been entwined with links for as long as it’s had a dining culture. Legendary joints like Patillo’s Bar-B-Q have been making all-beef sausages stuffed in beef casings for over a century, and a dozen or so link shops carry on…
Mark Albright found more than he expected, including love, when he opened his joint at a former tire shop in Beasley.
The Houston joint not only excites diners with its experimentation, but it gets the barbecue basics right too.
Robert Crivellari leads the way at his El Campo joint, with moist and tender brisket and delicious smoked chicken and turkey.
The massive Bartonville barbecue and steak restaurant uses too much seasoning and butter, but the pitmaster knows what he's doing.
The Fort Worth pitmaster wasn’t expecting to leave his dad’s business, but his excellent new joint is already validating his vision.
Joe Zavala's popular side project gets a permanent home in Grand Prairie, but he's serving only on Saturdays.
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.
Veteran Euless pitmaster Don Green gives customers many reasons to flock to his Saturday-only BBQ truck, but these are pretty darn great.
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.
Try pickled strawberries, pickled broccoli, and pickled spicy pineapple—and don't forget some tender pork ribs on the side.
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.
Enjoy the ribeye and take a moment to enjoy the small-town atmosphere in Poth.
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.
Every weekend, pitmasters James McFarland and Michael Michna roll up their sleeves and start serving up barbecue in Magnolia.
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.
The barbecue is perfectly executed, but make sure to try the airy corn pudding and rich potato salad as well.
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.
Isaac Arellano grew up at Hwy 84 Service, where he now serves up BBQ tacos and brisket.
Aaron and Christina Rejino put everything on the line for their Olton food truck, and their passion pays off in delicious food.
Pitmaster Brendyn Todd serves up barbecue sandwiches and smoky brisket from the oldest town in Texas.
As Brad Doan smokes the meats, his mom, Belinda, makes tasty sides—and, if you’re lucky, dessert.
The joint has been so successful that they're bringing the three-meat plate to another outpost in Round Rock in October.
Find excellent chicken-fried steak, buttery cornbread, and a unique pineapple cream pie in Fort Worth.
Abraham Franks finds his true calling as a pitmaster in Ovilla after a stressful career in Vegas.
It’s not the meal you’d find at Franklin Barbecue. That’s not a bad thing.
Stop in at the Forest Hill barbecue joint for smoky ribs and brisket-stuffed baked potatoes.
At a food truck in Waco, married pitmasters offer unusual takes on Texas barbecue, like a pesto-stuffed smoked turkey breast.
Every Saturday morning, two friends from the barbecue competition circuit turn the parking lot of the Sulphur Springs Fix & Feed into a popular spot for ribs and sausage.
Three large red letters caught my eye at a busy intersection in El Paso, and I knew I’d found the new home for Desert Oak Barbecue. “BBQ” is the only thing written above the door, but it stands out amid the strip center clutter. It’s a big step up from…
The talented Andrew Samia finally gets a pit of his own at this new joint on Mission Road.
Pappas is embracing craft barbecue with dishes like deep-fried brisket crab cakes.
It might be in a food court, but this Houston joint is the real deal. Don't miss veggie dishes like Moroccan spiced carrots and corn salad.
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey didn't shut down Jim Buchanan's barbecue for long.
The truck by Willow Villarreal and Jasmine Barela at Big Star Bar is worth the trip by itself.