April 21, 2017

John Mueller Is Back

Just when you think John Mueller might be out of the barbecue game for good, he pops up somewhere hitched to a new trailer. And the pitmaster made a big announcement last Saturday on the “Great Outdoors” show on 1300 AM in Austin: His new Black Box Barbecue food truck will

News & Politics |
April 20, 2017

Nine Ways Texans Can Honor Earth Day All Year

Earth Day began in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the links between pollution and public health, and it continues to be celebrated annually on April 22. Every year, knowledge about the environment – and efforts to protect it -- have grown and today, around the globe, more

April 20, 2017

John Snider, Panhandle Barbecue King

Barbecue in the Texas Panhandle has struggled for a foothold in statewide prominence, and that’s not entirely because of its far-flung locale. The area is a relative newcomer to Texas barbecue history. Amarillo’s founding in 1897, after all, was a year after Southside Market opened in Elgin. The oldest barbecue

April 20, 2017

BBQ News: 04/14 – 04/20

– A Confederacy of mustard-lovers: The politics of barbecue and the legacy of a white supremacist: https://t.co/bB73DusgRh pic.twitter.com/T3zY3e7UyH — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) April 17, 2017 – The Dallas Observer highlights some of the area’s newest barbecue trailers.– Houstonia takes you on a visual

April 17, 2017

The Barbecue Bill

House Bill 2029 is officially titled Weights and Scales in Restaurants, but a spokesman for the office of Representative J.M. Lozano, who filed the bill, has a more succinct moniker: the barbecue bill.The bill, which will go before the House on Tuesday, looks at the Texas Department of Agriculture’s scale inspections

April 13, 2017

BBQ News: 04/07 – 04/13

– The Houston Chronicle featured all the pitmasters of the Houston BBQ Festival in these mini profiles.– Scenes from the Houston BBQ Festival: Sights and bites from 2017 #HouBBQ Festival. We had a wonderful time – https://t.co/UC8aBlYuKS @BloodBrosBBQ @LouieMuellerBBQ pic.twitter.com/MBta2RwByN —

April 7, 2017

Southerner Jealous of Neighbor’s Popularity

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

April 6, 2017

BBQ News: 03/31 – 04/06

– Somebody’s mad at Texas barbecue: Eating good barbecue doesn’t mean it can’t have sauce. A ‘cue historian talks these rules, and how to break them: https://t.co/EfqEgXavvF pic.twitter.com/qSMlxpYZ2m — First We Feast (@firstwefeast) April 5, 2017 – The Houston BBQ Festival is this Sunday,

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April 1, 2017

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March 30, 2017

BBQ News: 03/24 – 03/30

– For Matthew Odam, the new Kemuri-Tatsuya in Austin is an “izakaya smokehouse that blurs the lines between Japan and Texas.”– There is now a new flavor of Payday candy bars with the “flavor of Texas BBQ.”– Beef ribs are having a moment: “Big, bold,

March 27, 2017

Stuffed Chicken Legs at Baker Boys BBQ

In Luling, Wayne Baker grew up on the basics of barbecue. Brisket, ribs, and beef sausage came wrapped up in butcher paper at City Market, the favored barbecue joint of his youth. “I didn’t really know a barbecue plate existed,” he told me at his barbecue joint, Baker Boys BBQ in Gonzales.

March 23, 2017

BBQ News: 03/10 – 03/23

– Gotta try those juicy links in Port Arthur: I can’t get enough of the wonderful, wacky world of Port Arthur barbecue. #setxbbq https://t.co/aP3McpG2Fu — J.C. Reid (@jcreidtx) March 11, 2017 – The Fort Worth Food & Wine Festival will host Black’s BBQ and Kreuz

March 22, 2017

The Trouble With Innocence

For almost forty years, Kerry Max Cook did everything to clear his name after being convicted of a horrifying murder in Tyler. So when he was finally exonerated, why did he ask for his conviction back?

March 20, 2017

Barbecue: A Film

A version of this article was first published in SXSWorld Magazine. The film debuted last week at SXSW.The whole of America is in the midst of full-on barbecue worship. Of late that fascination has spread across the globe, and the new stuff looks a whole lot like Texas barbecue. All

Travel & Outdoors |
March 17, 2017

Last Call

Though many of Texas’s classic dance halls have been lost to history, there are still a few going as strong as ever. See them for yourself during next week's Texas Dance Hall Tour.