BBQ News: 02/05 – 02/11

by Daniel Vaughn · February 11, 2016

– A couple was married in the line at Franklin Barbecue in Austin:

Congrats to our first couple #marriedatfranklinbbq.

A photo posted by Franklin Barbecue (@franklinbbq) on


– When a restaurant and a news outlet pair up for a serious reach on a Valentine’s Day tie-in: “A beautiful slab of brisket can bring tears to any young lover’s eyes, but add a side of green beans that packs a punch and the creamy deliciousness of mac and cheese, and your dance card – and plate – will be full.” 

– Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin is considered one of fifteen bucket-list tacos on First We Feast. 

– Top 50 BBQ joint Hays Co. BBQ in San Marcos is now open on Sundays from 11-4. 

– Joe Riscky of Fort Worth Riscky’s BBQ demonstrates smoking a whole brisket:


– Saveur Magazine traveled to Murphysboro, Illinois for a barbecue class like no other

– Southern Living Magazine celebrates some barbecue joints across the country that have thrived for more than fifty years. 

– TABELog provides this tour through the mutton-based barbecue of Western Kentucky. 

– A smoked jackfruit sandwich made it onto the Super Bowl menu at Levi’s Stadium:


– Ardie Davis of the Kansas City Star travelled to Dallas to try KC-style joint 18th & Vine BBQ. He left impressed.

– D.C. is getting a new rib joint hoping to play off of the fame of Freddy’s BBQ Joint in House of Cards. The BBQ Joint (that’s the restaurant’s name) will serve ribs in full racks only.

– There’s a barbecue invasion happening along the east coast of North Carolina.

– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt travels to Seattle and offered this review of Texas-style joint Jack’s BBQ.

– The Ultimate Meat Platter at Brooklyn’s Hometown Bar-B-Que:


– If you’re looking for good Chinese BBQ in Austin, the Smoking Ho has you covered.

– Guns Up BBQ tries smoking a brisket hot-and-fast instead of the normal low-and-slow, and shares his results.

– The Dallas Observer says these are the best barbecue joints in North Dallas.

– Lucky Peach made a sausage book:


– First We Feast wonders if competition barbecue is turning into the WWE of the barbecue world

– Heartbrand beef sells Texas-raised Akaushi beef. Now they’re in a fight with one of the Koch brothers about his herd. 

Up in Smoke is a new Texas-style barbecue joint in Melbourne, Australia. 

– Sadly, Jim Goode, founder of Goode Co. BBQ in Houston has passed away.


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