How This Sad Barbecue Tray Became a Meme, Then an Artwork, Then a Cash Cow

How This Sad Barbecue Tray Became a Meme, Then an Artwork, Then a Cash Cow …

Mac’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas Will Close After 55 Years

Mac’s Bar-B-Que in Dallas Will Close After 55 Years Fans of the Dallas institution Mac’s…

Jefe’s Tex-Mex BBQ Successfully Combines the Two Most Texan Cuisines

Jefe’s Tex-Mex BBQ Successfully Combines the Two Most Texan Cuisines Michael Ruiz took an eighteen-year…

A Lubbock Barbecue Institution Steps Bravely Into the Bark-on-Brisket Present

A Lubbock Barbecue Institution Steps Bravely Into the Bark-on-Brisket Present Ian Timmons and Kristi Clanton…

Catch This Roving Barbecue Trailer If You Can

Catch This Roving Barbecue Trailer If You Can Shelly and Gerral Waldon had a rough…

Huntsville’s Famous Church Barbecue Joint Is Resurrected

Huntsville’s Famous Church Barbecue Joint Is Resurrected Despite rumors of its demise, New Zion Missionary…

The Best and Only Filipino Lechon Spot in Texas

The Best and Only Filipino Lechon Spot in Texas I get recommendations for barbecue joints…

Get Your Party Rub on at Tailgaters BBQ

Get Your Party Rub on at Tailgaters BBQ Pitmaster Dan Woods credits his father’s late-night…

An Oasis Rises in a North Texas Barbecue Desert—but Only on Saturdays

An Oasis Rises in a North Texas Barbecue Desert—but Only on Saturdays When Dustin Treviño…

JW’s Barbecue Is Here to Fill the ’Cue Void in Jacksonville

JW’s Barbecue Is Here to Fill the ’Cue Void in Jacksonville Jonathan Wilson grew up…

Stop by and See Wade, the One and Only Employee of Wade’s Barbecue

Stop by and See Wade, the One and Only Employee of Wade’s Barbecue There’s a…

A Drunk Cook Is a Bad Look: 19 Low- and No-Alcohol Beers to Drink While Barbecuing

A Drunk Cook Is a Bad Look: 19 Low- and No-Alcohol Beers to Drink While Barbecuing …

T&D Barbecue, a New Entry Into Suburban ’Cue, Is a Joint to Watch

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Asian-Inspired Barbecue Restaurants Are Getting Their Shine

Asian-Inspired Barbecue Restaurants Are Getting Their Shine Texas restaurants like Curry Boys BBQ and Khói…

Smoked Beer and Whiskey Are Now Brewing in Texas

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North Carolina Pitmasters Are Spreading the Gospel of Texas Brisket, With Mixed Results

North Carolina Pitmasters Are Spreading the Gospel of Texas Brisket, With Mixed Results I struck…

Three Breweries That Take Their Barbecue Seriously

Three Breweries That Take Their Barbecue Seriously The craft beer and barbecue movements in Texas…

As Bodacious Bar-B-Q Temporarily Shutters, a Sunbird Rises

As Bodacious Bar-B-Q Temporarily Shutters, a Sunbird Rises Craft barbecue is taking over the Texas…

A New Pitmaster Finds His Footing at Smoak Town BBQ

A New Pitmaster Finds His Footing at Smoak Town BBQ When Cameron Haley decided to…

Texans Don’t Need to Worry About a Beef Ban

Texans Don’t Need to Worry About a Beef Ban Not sure what to order when…

This Austin Trailer Is Gaining Customers (and Notoriety) With a Brisket Crunchwrap

This Austin Trailer Is Gaining Customers (and Notoriety) With a Brisket Crunchwrap Cade Mercer knows…

Get in Your Car and Drive to Burnt Bean Co. in Seguin

Get in Your Car and Drive to Burnt Bean Co. in Seguin Since it was…

Capital G Barbecue Is the Worthy Culmination of a Lifelong Dream

Capital G Barbecue Is the Worthy Culmination of a Lifelong Dream In his years as…

Curry Boys BBQ Expertly Marries Texas ’Cue with Southeast Asian Flavors

Curry Boys BBQ Expertly Marries Texas ’Cue with Southeast Asian Flavors Andrew Ho and Sean…

East Austin’s Most Exciting New Joint Serves “Modern African American” Barbecue

East Austin’s Most Exciting New Joint Serves “Modern African American” Barbecue Damien Brockway was sick…

A Legendary Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Is Finally Revealed

A Legendary Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Is Finally Revealed If you know a barbecue pitmaster,…

The Pitmaster at Bandit BBQ is Betting Big on House-Made Sausages

The Pitmaster at Bandit BBQ is Betting Big on House-Made Sausages San Antonio’s Bandit BBQ…

New Book Explores the Hidden History of Black Pitmasters

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Mitch Davis, Beloved Waco Pitmaster and Preacher, Has Died at 64

Mitch Davis, Beloved Waco Pitmaster and Preacher, Has Died at 64 We’re now a year…

Mimsy’s Craft Barbecue Proves Just How Good Small-town Barbecue Can Be

Mimsy’s Craft Barbecue Proves Just How Good Small-town Barbecue Can Be The first time Wade…

The Post Oak Empire Is Just Getting Started

The Post Oak Empire Is Just Getting Started Post Oak just opened in Burkburnett in…

A Barbecue Wood Shortage Is the Latest Side Effect of the Winter Storm

A Barbecue Wood Shortage Is the Latest Side Effect of the Winter Storm Where did…

Barbecue Joint Owners Aren’t Happy About the End of the Mask Mandate in Texas

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ShaneBoy’s Craft Hawaiian Grindz Is Bringing the Aloha Spirit to Texas Barbecue

ShaneBoy’s Craft Hawaiian Grindz Is Bringing the Aloha Spirit to Texas Barbecue I’ve asked myself…

BBQ News Roundup: How Texas Joints Are Surviving the Deep Freeze

BBQ News Roundup: How Texas Joints Are Surviving the Deep Freeze The Southern Smoke Foundation…

How Dr Pepper Helped Me Feel at Home in Texas

How Dr Pepper Helped Me Feel at Home in Texas The historic Smitty’s Market in…

Oak’d BBQ May Just Have the Best Desserts in Texas

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The Original K&K Bar-B-Que Gave Its Owner a Heart Attack. Now, the Corsicana Joint Is Back.

The Original K&K Bar-B-Que Gave Its Owner a Heart Attack. Now, the Corsicana Joint Is Back. …

Kevin Bludso Is Ready to Mentor the Next Generation of Pitmasters

Kevin Bludso Is Ready to Mentor the Next Generation of Pitmasters The most recent barbecue…

BBQ News Roundup: Welcome to BBQ University

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The Fried Rib Tips Are Sacred at Mitch’s Corner Stop

The Fried Rib Tips Are Sacred at Mitch’s Corner Stop Thirty years ago, Mitch Davis…

Derek Allan’s BBQ Proves Brisket Belongs on a Biscuit

Derek Allan’s BBQ Proves Brisket Belongs on a Biscuit They started serving breakfast at Derek…

BBQ News Roundup: Massive Closures Are Coming for ’Cue Joints

BBQ News Roundup: Massive Closures Are Coming for ’Cue Joints The National Restaurant Association warns…

Estrada’s Texas Barbecue Serves a Guisada Breakfast Taco That’ll Last You Through Lunch

Estrada’s Texas Barbecue Serves a Guisada Breakfast Taco That’ll Last You Through Lunch In 2017,…

A Celebrated Pitmaster on His Long Road to Recovery

A Celebrated Pitmaster on His Long Road to Recovery In early 2019, I caught up…

Henry’s Barbecue Is a Small Food Truck With Big Dreams and a Great Burger

Henry’s Barbecue Is a Small Food Truck With Big Dreams and a Great Burger The…

BBQ News Roundup: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Smoking a Turkey

BBQ News Roundup: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips for Smoking a Turkey Thanksgiving is almost here. If…

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Backyard BBQer

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Backyard BBQer This year, the best barbecue-related gift of all…

The JNL Trailer Serves Up Old-school Barbecue and Community Spirit

The JNL Trailer Serves Up Old-school Barbecue and Community Spirit The first interview I did…

Thorndale Meat Market’s Dry-Aged Steak Is an Experiment in Funk

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BBQ News Roundup: Thanksgiving Tragedy at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys

BBQ News Roundup: Thanksgiving Tragedy at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys After being closed to the public…

BBQ News: A Very Bad Take About Barbecue in America

BBQ News: A Very Bad Take About Barbecue in America The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest…

It’s Always a New Menu at Blood Bros. BBQ

It’s Always a New Menu at Blood Bros. BBQ There is no menu posted on…

A Former Police Officer Finds His Calling with Lonestar Sausage & BBQ

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I’ll Be Missing ’Cue: Saluting Joints That Are Gone but Not Forgotten

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BBQ News Roundup: Want to Buy a Top 50 Barbecue Joint?

BBQ News Roundup: Want to Buy a Top 50 Barbecue Joint? “Umur Panjang Nenek Barbeque”…

Dozier’s Has Been Making Traditional Texas Barbecue for 63 Years. Under New Pitmaster Jim Buchanan, It’s Even Better.

Dozier’s Has Been Making Traditional Texas Barbecue for 63 Years. Under New Pitmaster Jim Buchanan, It’s…

BBQ News Roundup: A Fort Worth Restaurant’s New Online “Meat Locker” Sells Brisket to Smoke at Home

BBQ News Roundup: A Fort Worth Restaurant’s New Online “Meat Locker” Sells Brisket to Smoke at…

Recipe: Smoked Turkey Legs

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Most Restaurants Trash Their Leftover Fat. This Houston Barbecue Joint Made it a Signature Item

Most Restaurants Trash Their Leftover Fat. This Houston Barbecue Joint Made it a Signature Item …

Blue Moon BBQ Is Back

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BBQ News Roundup: John Mueller Has a New Joint, and Chris Shepherd and Aaron Franklin Have a New Beer

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Bidding Adieu to Peggy Sue BBQ

Bidding Adieu to Peggy Sue BBQ Peggy Sue BBQ in University Park closed for good…

Two Austin Women Hope to Build the First Lab-Grown Brisket

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Barbecue News: To-Go Tailgate Kits and the Return of Kerlin’s

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Most Portable Grills Don’t Last or Aren’t Truly Portable. A Dallas Start-up Aims to Change That

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Recipe: Bone-in Pork Loin

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East Austin Pitmaster Jerome Faulkner Is Carrying on His Family’s Barbecue Legacy

East Austin Pitmaster Jerome Faulkner Is Carrying on His Family’s Barbecue Legacy Jerome Faulkner wants…

This Fort Worth Barbecue Trailer Stands Out for Its Superb Brisket, Creative Sides, and ‘Dank Sauce’

This Fort Worth Barbecue Trailer Stands Out for Its Superb Brisket, Creative Sides, and ‘Dank Sauce’ …

BBQ News Roundup: ‘Chef’s Table’ Features Tootsie Tomanetz

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The Better Beef Buying Guide

The Better Beef Buying Guide Beef terminology—phrases like all-natural, grass-fed, grass-finished, organic, and Wagyu—can be…

La Grange’s Historic Prause Meat Market Is Closed for Good

La Grange’s Historic Prause Meat Market Is Closed for Good Every year or so I…

BBQ News Roundup: Brisket Tips and Barbecue Fraud

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The True Story of the Legendary Sam’s Bar-B-Que

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The Red Rocket Hot Dogs at La Barbecue Are Out of This World

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Is Texas Ready for a Joint Like Complete Beef Barbecue?

Is Texas Ready for a Joint Like Complete Beef Barbecue? Last year, I bought a…

BBQ News Roundup: Meat-Cutting Robots and 3D-Printed Steak

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Vaqueros Texas Bar-B-Q Serves a Bold New Version of Tex-Mex Barbecue

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Why We Should Support Old-school Joints Like Meshack’s Bar-Be-Que Shack

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BBQ News Roundup: Get That Brisket To Go This Fourth and Learn More About American Barbecue

BBQ News Roundup: Get That Brisket To Go This Fourth and Learn More About American Barbecue …

Louie Mueller Barbecue Is Back

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BBQ News Roundup: Nearly 25,000 American Meatpacking Workers Have Had the Coronavirus

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Greg Gatlin on Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter, and Being a Black Pitmaster in Texas

Greg Gatlin on Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter, and Being a Black Pitmaster in Texas Like…

A Century Ago, an Intense Barbecue Rivalry Pitted El Pasoans Against One Another

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Backyard ’Cue Course: How to Dominate Your Home Smoker

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At Zoli’s, Smoked Brisket Lasagna Is a Revelation

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Aaron Franklin Will Be the Next Texan to Join the Barbecue Hall of Fame

Aaron Franklin Will Be the Next Texan to Join the Barbecue Hall of Fame For…

Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese

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A Texas Barbecue Sauce Taste Test

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BBQ News Roundup: Don’t Mess With Brisket

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How I Made Smoked Skirt Steak Fajitas, Three Ways

How I Made Smoked Skirt Steak Fajitas, Three Ways When my family and I go…

How to Stretch Your Barbecue

How to Stretch Your Barbecue You may have noticed that pork and beef prices don’t…

As World War II Meat Shortages Loomed, a Texas Town Hosted a Hell of a Barbecue Rivalry

As World War II Meat Shortages Loomed, a Texas Town Hosted a Hell of a Barbecue…

How to Cook Smoked Tri-Tip

How to Cook Smoked Tri-Tip Beef prices are at an all-time high. As a result,…

Where Have All the Briskets Gone?

Where Have All the Briskets Gone? Nick and Jennifer Pencis were itching to reopen their…

Dallas Restaurants Band Together to Feed First Responders—and Pay Food Workers

Dallas Restaurants Band Together to Feed First Responders—and Pay Food Workers The first customer of…

BBQ News Roundup: Donations, Temporary Closings, and Reopenings Across the State

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In the Heart of Texas Oil Country, Pody’s BBQ Is Determined Not to Go Bust

In the Heart of Texas Oil Country, Pody’s BBQ Is Determined Not to Go Bust …

BBQ News Roundup: Where to Find Takeout, Who Is Giving Back, and Which Places Are Closed for Now.

Did you hear that every story on the Texas Monthly site is now free for the…

A Week From Turning 85, Tootsie Tomanetz Misses Her Barbecue Family

Tootsie Tomanetz told me several years back that, “by staying active and busy, it helps me…

How to Have Barbecue (and Future Barbecue) Shipped to Your Door

Securing a solid supply of barbecue can be a struggle these days. Your local barbecue joint…

Brisket Country Works With Joints on T-Shirts, Logos, and More

Just like many pitmasters, M. Brady Clark has a passion for barbecue while maintaining a day…