By: Daniel Vaughn

From First We Feast: How the Texas BBQ Boom Marginalizes Its African-American Roots.

– Over this past weekend, Greg Gatlin of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston made some traditional Beaumont beef links.

– Rock thrower not impressed with Franklin Barbecue:

– Rien Fertel on Rodney Scott: “Barbecue is ‘a gathering,’ he told me, ‘because you rarely find an event without a grill or somebody who is barbecuing or grilling.’”

– Lewis Barbecue is coming to Charleston, South Carolina, and here’s a look at their massive smokers.

– Toby Rodriguez is planning to take his Lâche Pas Boucherie on a US tour to teach the country about the Cajun tradition of boucherie. They need funding help, and are asking for donations.

– Of course it is:

– Tasting Table talked to some barbecue experts to piece together a recipe for smoked brisket. We also learn that cookbook author and television personality Steven Raichlen ate his first Texas brisket at Bodacious Bar-B-Que in Longview.

– Tillie Hahne, now 91, recalls what it was like preparing barbecue for LBJ on his Texas ranch.

– Jess Pryles has made Austin her home partly because of how much she loves Texas barbecue, but she’s not a big fan of John Mueller or of smoked pork in Texas.

– Why is your smoked chicken still pink after it’s cooked?

– Spicy Mike’s Bar-B-Q Haven in Amarillo is closed indefinitely due to a fire.

– A thief stole some metal brands and a bunch of ribs from Two Bros. BBQ. See if you recognize him.

– Thieves also hit Cackle & Oink BBQ in Sherman, and police are looking for the three suspects caught on camera.

– As co-owner Judy battles cancer, the BBQ Shop in Farwell remains closed.

– NYC Brisket:

– Famed French chef Alain Ducasse “proclaims that he wants to open a barbecue restaurant next to the American embassy in Paris.”

– Ryan Sutton found a few great underappreciated barbecue items in New York City.

– Rene Ramirez runs Ray’s BBQ in Los Angeles, and does all that he can to replicate the Texas barbecue that he loves.

– Central California barbecue:

– Jimmy Hughes and Brian Turner of Uncle J’s BBQ in Chicagotalked to Eater about Southside barbecue.

– If you’ve ever been curious about what defines Georgia-style barbecue, I haven’t found a better explanation than from Marie, Let’s Eat!

– Chef Adam Perry Lang provides some meat grilling tips, and announces that he has a barbecue joint coming to LA next year.

– A guide to eating BBQ in Lockhart:

– KENS in San Antonio visited local barbecue joint Burnt Endsto try the whole menu.

– Over on KSAT in San Antonio, they like their barbecue too. Barbecue Station is their featured barbecue joint.

– These are the best barbecue sandwiches in Austin, according to Eater.

– Get some raw meat knowledge:

– I helped Eater select the 23 essential barbecue dishes across the country.

– A Brief History of the Wet-Nap, Barbecue Sauce’s Worst Nightmare.

– Nick Solares teaches us how to eat a beef short rib at Black’s BBQ in Lockhart.

– On Cleveland-style barbecue:

– The Dallas Observer found a lot to like at One90 Smoked Meatsin Dallas.

– Eater provides this photo essay of the line and the food at Dallas’s Cattleack Barbecue.

– The fried chicken at The Slow Bone in Dallas gets some love from the Dallas Observer.

– Lucky Peach spends a day with the most famous butcher in the world:

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