BBQ News: 03/04 – 03/17

by Daniel Vaughn · March 17, 2016

– A new film from the SFA about Patillo’s Bar-B-Que in Beaumont:

Blood Is Blood from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.


– Thrillist ate their way through Austin and compiled this list of the best barbecue in the city.

– Food & Wine examines the fantastic barbecue breakfast tacos at Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin.

– Fish sauce is a secret ingredient for plenty of chefs, including Evan LeRoy of Freedmen’s in Austin.

– 3M jumps on the barbecue bandwagon:


– Fort Worth magazine discovers the “no-frills barbecue” of Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que. 

– After a six year absence, Charles “Kipz” Stone is back at Kip’Z BBQ in Fort Worth, the Star Telegram reports. 

– Todd David of Cattleack Barbecue shows the DMN how to smoke a brisket.  


– A new documentary, For the Love of Meat, is debuting soon in Austin. 

– The Guardian recommends lamb ribs for the Easter menu. After talking up American barbecue for several paragraphs, they oddly suggest cooking them in the oven. 

– Let Aaron Franklin guide you through a brisket purchase:


– 512 Tech suggests a trip to Smokey Denmark’s for barbecue while in Austin.

Live Fire, bringing together a load of Texas barbecue talent, is coming to Austin April 7th.

– While the president was eating tacos, the First Lady was getting some barbecue:


– CW 33 profiles local Dallas barbecue joint Smokey John’s BBQ

– The Cross Timbers Gazette likes the portions at Chasin’ Tail BBQ in Lake Dallas. 

– The best BBQ in the country according to Thrillist:


– You can vote for your own favorite in their Sweet 16 BBQ Bracket.

– Yelp says the best barbecue in the country is in Kansas City.

– Culturemap Houston calls these the best barbecue joints in town.

– A photo essay of Texas BBQ:


– John Lewis shares a few things about his upcoming Lewis Barbecue in Charleston including that wait times will never exceed 20 minutes

– Southern Living looks at the barbecue presented at Charleston Wine & Food as a window into the future of barbecue in Charleston

– Guns Up BBQ pays a visit to The Shed BBQ in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. 

– Munchies suggest you get down to Wyatt’s Country Bar-B-Que in Atlanta for the ribs. 

– Great new BBQ in North Carolina:


– Texas BBQ Treasure Hunt finds a gem in Brenham at Truth BBQ.

– Stephen Naron shares notes from his BBQPalooza2016 tour.

– Texas Pit Quest gives some tips on organizing a barbecue road trip.

– The Smoking Ho attended the latest TMBBQ Fire & Smoke dinner and filed this report.

– Mike Thomas of 4T’s BBQ in Forney is profiled here:


– “I think barbecue is better here in Seattle than in Texas due to raising the beef in a more moderate climate.”

– John Shelton Reed covers the politics of barbecue for the New York Times.

– The Brisket King of New York was crowned this week, and it was Ari White of Wandering Que. Izzy Eidelman of Izzy’s Smokehouse took second. TMBBQ wrote about them both in last week’s column.

– The Dickson’s Farmstand team entered an entire smoked beef chuck at the same event:


– Arby’s is making a comeback, and much of its recent success is due to smoked brisket

– USA Today discovers the great Texas-style brisket at Maple Block Meat Co. in LA. 

– One class at the University of Houston will spend their Spring Break with Texas barbecue

– Sad news out of Lexington, Texas:


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