Even in 2020, Texas managed to turn out superlative barbecue. Our barbecue editor picks his favorite bites of brisket, spare ribs, sausage, and more, from all across the state.
From the classic (Matamoros-style tacos) to the adventurous (birria wontons, anyone?), these are the best dishes I sampled this year.
The San Antonio joint's meat market turns out expert, flavorful links and one of the best hot dogs in Texas.
The San Antonio outpost of a beloved Michoacán restaurant serves pork exactly like what you’ll find at the original in Mexico.
Purists, be prepared to have your minds changed by the Fort Worth pizzeria.
Patrick Joubert’s Fort Worth joint marries the Louisiana flavors of his childhood with the barbecue of his deep Texas roots.
And a new second location means you can devour this burger with brisket and bacon burnt ends much more often.
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.
There’s so much great barbecue to eat outside of our Top 50 list. Here are our best bites of the year, from pork belly burnt ends to sausage wraps.
Don't be fooled by appearances at this longtime Marshall joint. Herbert White's secret recipe makes Wednesdays extra special.
Daniel Vaughn looks outside the Top 50 barbecue list for his most memorable meals of the year across the state.