But only because they’re so popular at Dayne’s Craft Barbecue, in Aledo. While the double-patty wonders shouldn’t outshine the brisket and sausage, they are still unique works of art.
From its truck in South Austin, Valentina’s upgraded to a new location in Buda last year that’s way bigger, serving drinks, and experimenting with new specials.
The oddly located treat comes from Ricci Neer, a Corpus Christi restaurateur who opened her food court spot, Taste at 555, in 2022.
Andiron in Houston isn't a typical steakhouse. With a wide-ranging menu and a healthy dose of smoke, it embraces a more modern approach.
While the behemoth chop from the Houston-bred steakhouse is a national favorite, 1845 Taste Texas, near Dallas, has a similar cut that proves superior.
I taste-tested smoked coffee recently produced by Austin-based Roasty Buds, but the flavor and aroma weren't quite what I expected.
Dallas-based Low and Slow specializes in corn, potato, and tortilla chips that are smoked before they're bagged, providing an unmistakable flavor and aroma.
You’ll Find a Smoked BLT, Pastrami Burger, and Big Red Cheesecake at This Austin BBQ Joint’s New Location
JNL BBQ has leveled up with a new indoor location that features a stage for live music and more creative menu items.
Houston’s El Topo has won awards for its brisket suadero taco, which features nixtamalized blue-corn tortillas and a house-special salsa.
At Gatlin’s Fins & Feathers, executive chef Michelle Wallace gets creative with smoked jerk chicken and a Viet-Cajun fried catfish sandwich.
Bread at most barbecue joints is an afterthought. Slices of cheap white bread are handed out for free and often end up in the trash. So I was struck by a new food truck in Austin where the bread, in this case biscuits, is as much of a star as
JQ's Tex-Mex Barbecue helped put the smoked brisket birria taco on the map, but it's worth the drive to Houston for any item on the menu.
The entrepreneurs behind TexMalt, a Fort Worth–based malt processor, are the only purveyors of smoked malt in the state—for now.
The New Orleans–inspired dish is available every day except Sunday, when Mitch Davis preaches at the local Baptist church.
The Fort Worth joint is now serving Wagyu brisket on a biscuit from you'll never guess where.
Plus: Feges BBQ's recipe for smoked sweet potatoes in beef fat.
Inspired by a childhood favorite, the wieners are a welcome addition to the menu of the Austin joint, especially when served with chili.
The beloved pizza eatery gets creative with the rest of its menu.
Open only on Saturdays for now, the barbecue trailer has fun with its smoked meats.
Joshua and Myra Guerrero’s food truck embraces new barbecue ideas from across the state.
The San Antonio joint's meat market turns out expert, flavorful links and one of the best hot dogs in Texas.
One of Fort Worth’s best barbecue joints now transforms into a taco shop at night.
Tucked inside a downtown Houston food hall, the kitchen is turning out this hearty, pork-heavy dish.
Melted jack cheese, Russian dressing with onions and dill pickle, and a sweet hoagie roll nicely complement the smoky, generous pastrami.
Brian and Julie Wright’s restaurant and coffee shop is giving the community of Harleton a smoked meat education.
Heim Barbecue’s magically sweet and savory cubes are fast becoming as beloved as bacon.
Korean, Tex-Mex, and Vietnamese influences hit the plates at Candente and International Smoke.
The new restaurant builds its menu around one of the hottest trends in Texas barbecue.
They’re technically klobasniky, but who cares what this Austin trailer calls them when you can enjoy brisket wrapped in sweet dough this delicious?
Greg Gatlin’s joint is serving better wings than any of the big chains.
A new technique has allowed the Houston joint to begin serving this savory lunch item twice a week.
At the joint they’ve run since 2001, Charles and JoAnn Thomas offer a great deal for good food.
The legacy of Smith McArthur Jr., the man who built the joint from the ground up, is carried on by his children.
And there’s much on their menu now that Jim and Colleen Buchanan have taken over a beloved restaurant on the island.
Louis and Iris Moreno reopen a beloved, shuttered meat market serving barbacoa, tamales, and a full barbecue menu.
Former Texas state trooper Rick Muniz opted to spend his retirement days living out his dreams in a Katy food trailer.
Inspired by the ’80s classic ‘Coming to America,’ the Austin barbecue sandwich shop serves this higher quality play on the McRib.
Get there early for this Friday lunch special from pitmaster Jordy Jordan.
The Saturday-only special of beef short ribs outdoes everything else on the menu. Just be prepared to pay big bucks.
The fermentation game is strong at farmers' market favorite Mum Foods, which opened a new space in Austin.
Patrick Joubert’s Fort Worth joint marries the Louisiana flavors of his childhood with the barbecue of his deep Texas roots.
Steve and Sherice Garner’s Houston joint pays homage to the authentic, Louisiana-style sausage of their youth.
It’s not a barbecue joint, but Rich Vana’s restaurant serves a smoked pork belly pastrami on house-made bread that’s worth the trip.
This Monday night special at one of Dallas’s best joints is worth the unusually complex process undertaken by chef Jeffrey Hobbs.
The dish is nicely balanced with a bright salad and fresh corn tortillas.
The Austin brewery and restaurant has a constantly changing menu, but the unique flavor of the pork ribs make them a consistent standout.
Why, yes, you can put a whole brisket directly onto a hot griddle.
For his second restaurant, Stanley's pitmaster Nick Pencis indulged his passion for pizza.
The Royse City joint brings smoked meat and cheese together with its garlic parmesan ribs, served on Fridays only.
Prepare your plate for "plant-based" meat.