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Texas Barbecue Appreciation Society

Mar 2, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

For forty years, Paul Burka has been a part of Texas Monthly. His retirement officially begins today, on Texas Independence Day. His legacy will live on in Texas Monthly’s list of the best and worst legislators, and his celebrated career has made an impact on Texas politics. But what few know…

TMBBQ Fest 2013 in Pictures

Nov 4, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

A collection of some of our favorite photos from yesterday’s Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival: [View the story “TMBBQ Fest 2013” on Storify]…

Czech Chips in Texas

Jul 29, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

A Czech potato chip manufacturer has created a flavor of specifically grilled meats in their Bohemia line. Their plan is to export it to the US, and they want to begin in Texas. From their press release – “Where else should we test the new flavor…

Playing With Barbecue Sauce

May 14, 2013 By Texas Monthly

To create the lettering for our June barbecue issue, creative director TJ Tucker spent six long hours playing with barbecue sauce. Aaron Franklin graciously provided the sauce, and to achieve the right look, we thickened it with agar, an edible  hydrocolloid that is used much like flour or cornstarch.