The BBQ Shop in Farwell couldn't get any further west and still be in Texas. Founded along the New Mexico border in 2010 by Kelly and Judy Mimms, the joint became a Thursday tradition for many since that was the only day it was open. The BBQ Shop has gone
Small Town Smokers: Ronnie’s BBQ in Johnson City is One of the Last Vestiges of Direct Heat Barbecue
The tradition of using direct heat to cook barbecue might be disappearing across the state, but it's alive and well at Ronnie's BBQ in Johnson City. For more than thirty years, Ronnie Weiershausen has manned the flames over coals in the pits outside while his wife, Cindy, rules the inside
Big Cat BBQ sits just outside of Austin, in the Hill Country suburb of Cedar Park. It's named for its owner, James Jones, whose nickname is—you guessed it—“Big Cat.” In 2015, Jones opened Big Cat with an emphasis on traditional barbecue style, emphasizing slow cooking, classic meats, and staying far
Momma Jean’s BBQ in Lampasas, which opened a little more than a year ago, is named after gregarious pitmaster Johnny Walker’s 89-year-old mother, who taught him how to cook.
Located along the Llano River, the Castell General Store offers everything from kayaking and groceries to Cockaroo the rooster and, on Saturdays, delicious barbecue (including some of the best pork steaks in the state). Welcoming you to it all is owner and town character Randy Leifeste. “If
Owner and pitmaster Kim Dunn opened Pit Stop Bar-B-Q in Temple in 2010, after working for decades in fast food. You can order brisket and crunchy coleslaw, or taste Korean flavors in dishes like galbi beef ribs, kimchi-spiked jambalaya, and dumplings.
Nathaniel Nelson, with the help of his wife and three kids, is upholding traditional barbecue at his San Antonio-based food truck.
At Davila’s BBQ in Seguin, barbecue (and a legendary sausage recipe) is kept all in the family. Three generations later, the Davila family tradition is going strong.
It's never too early for barbecue in Caldwell, where Tommy Matus starts serving customers his Czech-style sausage, chicken, and brisket at 5 a.m. and sells out by 11.
Meet Kenneth Laird, the man behind Laird’s Bar-B-Q in Llano.