This trailer serves up quality barbecue for a heck of a deal.
Leaning on the Texas crutch.
– This blast from Jim Henson’s past may make you miss your mama’s barbecue: – J C Reid of the Houston Chronicle samples the new-school barbecue at Pinkerton’s.– Just in time for a Houston Super Bowl, a bunch of new restaurants are opening in downtown, including Bud’s
Lubbock guitarist, Jesse “Guitar” Taylor, was hitchhiking in Lubbock when a Cadillac pulled up. A stranger offered him a ride and Taylor hopped in. They drove for a bit and stopped in front of Stubb’s Bar-B-Que in East Lubbock. “I’ve walked by this place so many times and never been
Richard Spencer, the Dallas man who coined the term “alt-right,” spoke at A&M. It was a scene.
An exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art invites visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the border.
Rose Diamond once ruled the world of smoked turkey. In 1938, customers in New York, Miami, and Hollywood enjoyed her smoked turkeys shipped out from her Fort Worth home. According to The Claude News, they brined for at least ten days before being smoked in a brick pit in Diamond’s
A Texan’s guide to seasonal diversions around the state.
– Louie Gohmert has a burning desire to cook ribs at the US Capital: Louie Gohmert is still mad the Architect of the Capitol tried to shut down his balcony barbecue operation. pic.twitter.com/tvxjEi4fev — JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) December 2, 2016 – It looks like
Can we get some order in these courts?
A couple years ago, I wrote about how barbecue around the country was starting to look the same. There was a certain aesthetic that permeated the upstart barbecue joints in Texas, the rest of the U.S., and even the international scene. At the time I was a little
From side-lovers to vegetarians, there's something for everyone at this adventurous joint.
What is your greatest fear? It’s a simple question you’re rarely faced with outside of an interview setting. We just got a new editor in chief (congrats to Tim Taliaferro) at Texas Monthly, so I may have to reinterview for this barbecue editor gig. You never know how these things
– The world’s largest barbecue pit went to Galveston to help cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Salvation Army: – “[A] Yeti cooler may be the greatest source of weekender braggadocio since the Big Green Egg smoker.”– “And like French wine and Italian cheese, the singular character of Texas
I had arrived at Cattleack Barbecue in Dallas later than I’d planned. I expected the line to be long at 11:15 that morning, but it was a real whopper. It snaked through the stanchions set up to herd the crowd and all the way down the side of the new
Is a brand a sell-out if it's owned by a large corporation?
– Meat Fight in Dallas raised $175,000 in the fight against MS.– The Dallas Observer has a slideshow from Meat Fight.– Check out these scenes from the 7th annul Blues ,Bandits, & BBQ fest in Oak Cliff.– It’s just that the photo doesn’t look
Protest season seems to be upon us after the recent election. Citizens are taking to the streets to show their displeasure with a new leader, which isn’t anything new in the United States. Before the original Brexit united us, we were anything but polite. Of course you remember the Boston Tea
Plus: Tony Romo steps aside, controversy continues over a Mexican-American history textbook, and protesters in Austin rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The McKinney butcher shop now operates a barbecue food truck.
Step into the Sistine Chapel to gaze at the famed Michelangelo frescoes—in Dallas.
– Austin’s? I think you meant “the World’s.” The making of one of Austin’s very best breakfast tacos https://t.co/V2dZfTIdjB — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) November 5, 2016 – The upscale smoked meat restaurant Smoky Rose will open later this year across from the Dallas Arboretum. –
This story about the amazing Tootsie Tomanetz originally ran in our October issue. We’re posting it here in its entirety along with a collection of photos from Wyatt McSpadden. He was assigned with capturing the essence of Tootsie for the story, which he did masterfully, but we could only run so
Leftover brisket is a fact of life for most barbecue joints, but how they use it says a lot about their commitment to quality. It’s far better suited for fortifying pinto beans than to be back on the slicing block for day two. I’ve eaten fine chopped brisket sandwiches, tacos,
After a 6 year hiatus, Rap's is back in business.
– The Texas Monthly BBQ Festival wrapped up on Sunday, and the Brisket and Bagels blog has a great collection of photos from the event.– The barbecue festival was also well covered by Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt, Escape Hatch Dallas, and…– …The Smoking Ho:
Alice Lassaude. Image from her Facebook pageAlice Lassaude is an incredibly funny writer with a James Beard award to show for it. She’s also the Meat Queen of Meat Fight, or more properly, the CEO of Meat Fight, Inc. Meat Fight is a barbecue competition
My family never gave interviews about what happened on October 16, 1991. But 25 years later, we're honoring Pat Carney.
How one worker at an Austin beverage distributor allegedly stole 719 cases of Dos Equis.
Five years after opening, Texas Monthly Top 50 barbecue joint Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew is expanding. The original isn’t going anywhere, but a taste of their excellent beef ribs will be a lot closer for barbecue fans in Dripping Springs around this time next year. The build-to-suit project west
– You have three days to get your tickets to Sunday’s Texas Monthly BBQ Festival.– You have four days to get us your nomination for the next Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ List.– The fourth installment of Burnt Legend: – Tuffy Stone and his Cool Smoke
Burnt ends aren’t just for brisket anymore. And let’s get something out of the way, Kansas City barbecue fans: don’t get too sanctimonious about proper burnt ends only coming from a brisket; I’ve had ham and sausage burnt ends in your city.Beef belly burnt ends were the special last week
This coming Sunday, we’ll host the TMBBQ Festival in Austin (tickets are available here), where the best of Texas barbecue comes to serve as much barbecue as you can eat. Every barbecue joint in attendance was featured in our Texas Monthly Top 50 list (plus a few newcomers), but
In Glen Rose, the biggest competitor to Hammond’s BBQ is… the Hammond family.
The Spurs have found themselves a crafty Argentine playmaker. Sounds familiar…
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Members of Grupo Fantasma have added yet another new sound to their ever-evolving Latin repertoire.
– The Dallas Observer talked with Travis and Emma Heim, of Fort Worth’s Heim Barbecue, about the challenges of running their own barbecue joint.– The Star Telegram profiled the owners of Big D BBQ in Mansfield.– The Pitmaster Picnic, benefitting Café Momentum, was a
Combining barbecue and tacos is a damn-near perfect culinary Texas creation. In fact, it is the barbecue tacos at Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin that has made this one of my favorite joints in the state. I’ve often wished that more tortillas were stuffed with smoked meat, so I was happy to find another
Could this be the solution to homelessness?
– Apparently, Arby’s thinks smoking a brisket is pretty easy. Then again, they just have to warm it up in the microwave: – J C Reid asks if the character of a pitmaster matters when choosing which barbecue joints to visit.– M-Train BBQ has opened in the
There was some empty talk last year about Austin banning wood-cooked barbecue. The proposal went up in, ahem, smoke, and disappointed salesman for expensive “smoke scrubbers” were forced to turn their attention to other cities. The episode reminded us how much we cherish the traditional cooking methods of Texas barbecue
Between the money taxpayers have spent passing the law, defending the law, and—if a court rules against the state—paying legal fees for the plaintiffs, the price keeps going up.
Until recently, every smoked burger I’ve eaten has resulted in a contradiction of the palate. Smoky beef seasoned with salt and pepper hits all the positive taste receptors, but to trigger those you have to chew on a patty as dry as mesquite. It doesn’t take long to overcook
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There’s some life at John Mueller’s old lot at 6th and Pedernales in Austin. M-Train BBQ opened quietly last Friday to “test the waters,” as owner Mikey Perez puts it. A new food truck and a new trailer-mounted, custom-built smoker now sit in the lot behind Kellee’s Place
– Behold the Bubba tater: Not for purists: @jcreidtx on that guilty bbq pleasure, the loaded baked potato https://t.co/Q1H23FztPj via @HoustonChron — Alison Cook (@alisoncook) October 2, 2016 – Aaron Franklin on his parents’s short-lived foray into barbecue: “It took them about two years
Brisket, tacos, potato chips, sausage, cherry pie--this place does it all, and does it well.
Birding excursions and events around the state.
The act of defiance has spurred similar protests across the state, but it’s also drawn the ire of many Texans.