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Best Texas BBQ Bites of 2017

By: Daniel Vaughn It was a big year for barbecue at Texas Monthly. We released a new Top 50 barbecue list, and we welcomed 30 of those highly regarded joints to our eighth annual barbecue festival in November. In compiling the list, which was released in the June issue, I ate plenty of great barbecue. Our Food Editor, Patricia Sharpe, and I visited about twenty spots together to determine our Top 10. My fifteen best bites of 2017, which follow below, could have easily [...]

January 5th, 2018|Texas Monthly|

BBQ News: 11/23 – 12/07

By: Daniel Vaughn They held a barbecue throwdown in Houston. Pitmasters from Austin and Houston were invited to compete, and the away team swept the podium. Chef James Dumapit has joined Tyson Cole, Aaron Franklin, and Jack Yoss on the culinary team at the upcoming Loro in Austin. Another BBQ joint fire in Austin, but this one barely slowed Iron Works down: “We quit our careers in law and law enforcement, respectively, with one objective in mind: to make high quality, craft BBQ more accessible.” – [...]

December 7th, 2017|Texas Monthly|

Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Bacon

By: Daniel Vaughn A few months ago, the special of the day at One 90 Smoked Meats in Dallas was a smoked pork belly sandwich. I’d been drawn back to the joint by its excellent BLT with house-made bacon, but I found myself torn between choosing which of the pork products I wanted for lunch. Suddenly, I had a wild thought. “Can I add bacon to the pork belly sandwich?” I ventured to ask. Co-owner Herman Guerra nodded. “Of course,” he said. [...]

June 13th, 2017|Texas Monthly|

BBQ News: 06/17 – 06/23

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 [...]

June 23rd, 2016|Texas Monthly|

One90 Smoked Meats

By: Daniel Vaughn This is not a barbecue joint. As the name suggests, they specialize in smoked meats, which are mostly piled in a sandwich. If you come to One90 Smoked Meats looking for a combo plate with slaw and beans on a plastic tray, prepare to be disappointed. But if you’re happy with a fantastic smoked meat sandwich that features lots of bold flavors, then you’re going to want to eat here as often as I do. Just a couple miles from [...]

June 17th, 2016|Texas Monthly|

One90 Smoked Meats

By: Daniel Vaughn This is not a barbecue joint. As the name suggests, they specialize in smoked meats, which are mostly piled in a sandwich. If you come to One90 Smoked Meats looking for a combo plate with slaw and beans on a plastic tray, prepare to be disappointed. But if you’re happy with a fantastic smoked meat sandwich that features lots of bold flavors, then you’re going to want to eat here often. Their ham and cheese on brioche will be your [...]

June 17th, 2016|Texas Monthly|

BBQ News: 08/21 – 08/27

By: Daniel Vaughn Slow Burn Trailer from Jeff Mertz on Vimeo. – You can attend the Kickstarter Launch Party for the Slow Burn film in Austin on 09/05. – The BBC reported American barbecue and a disparity in coverage between white-owned and minority-owned barbecue joints. – The Daily South looks at some of the most influential people in the history of barbecue. – La Barbecue is moving, serving dinner: – The Houston Chronicle researched the history of Lenox Bar-B-Q in Houston, and its former owner Leonard McNeill. – Aaron Franklin smoked some [...]

August 27th, 2015|Texas Monthly|