Fort Worth #BBQ joint @goldeesbbq was named the No. 1 barbecue joint in Texas — you read *all* that stuff we wrote this week, right? — and they're already sold out today.
🗣 "Please do not come!!" they say.
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Pitmaster Kelli Nevarez gave us a tour of LaVaca BBQ in Port Lavaca, which was just named top 50 in the state by @BBQsnob - she quit her job as a first grade teacher to spend 13 hours a day making brisket.
Story to come for @Vicadvocate
There’s a BBQ Passport in there (contest begins on 11/1, so don’t bug the BBQ joints for stamps until then), my article which highlights so many dishes that make my job really fun, and this sweet Yeti cooler with lots of great BBQ joint stickers.
Wednesday means chicken by the half is our daily special at @doziersbbq . You get a half bird, potato salad, and our Alabama white sauce. @BBQsnob said our chicken is “ridiculously good”. Come try it for yourself and get some bbq from the 51st best bbq joint in Texas! #tmbbq51
@BBQsnob Ranchers: barely making a profit or losing money.
Feeders: losing money or barely making a profit.
Packers: record profits.
Let’s put this blame squarely on the shoulders of who’s really at fault.
There are 5 spots on the Top 50 list with two locations. We chose the location with the highest score to list in print, but the other locations of Pinkerton’s, Truth, Terry Black’s, Feges, and Hutchins are also incredible BBQ joints. twitter.com/mrloerch/statu…
Rather than just listing the names of these joints in our honorable mentions, we wanted to highlight their specific dishes, which are some of the most fun you’ll have eating Texas barbecue. twitter.com/texasmonthly/s…
There's a map in the app of the Top 50. I also put together this map which shows the Top 50 and Honorable Mentions. (There are more than 50 of each because of multiple locations.) google.com/maps/d/u/0/edi…
Hays Co. BBQ in San Marcos, and Stanley's in Tyler are all open.
Honorable Mentions: Oak'D BBQ in Dallas, Heim BBQ in Dallas & Ft. Worth, Bodacious in Hallsville, Gatlin's, Pizzitola's, and Roegels in Houston, Kreuz in Lockhart, Lum's in Junction, City Market in Luling...
Lots of Top 50 and HM joints closed today, but if you need to scratch that BBQ itch immediately -
Top 50: Slow Bone in Dallas, Terry Black's in Dallas & Austin, Miller's in Belton, Desert Oak BBQ in El Paso, Hutchins in McKinney & Frisco, Baker Boys in Gonzales...
Founded in 1921 in Dallas, the Pig Stand was America's first drive-in. With the last stand facing an uncertain future in San Antonio, the restaurant's makeshift family of regulars gathered to celebrate the restaurant's 100th birthday. texasmonthly.com/food/pig-stand…
Back down to Olton for the final stop on this road trip, and wow what a show they put on at @rejinobbq. The Chile Rejino sausage taco was their BBQ week special, plus a smoked burger, and excellent ribs and brisket.
Just north of Hereford is Vega in Oldham County, which I’ve never been to. No BBQ or aged ham, but I did find this truck stop w/ Punjabi Kitchen inside. I grabbed a pakora made w/ white bread, and a few road snacks. Had to pass on the butter chicken this time.
Hereford cattle are known as whiteface cattle, but it’s still strange to see “Whiteface,” the high school’s mascot, everywhere around town. The high school team also goes by the name Hostile Herd, which is just awesome.
My @dallasnews debut lays out cool new stuff I'll bring to the food section: commentary, analysis, investigative reporting, and, yes, telling you where to eat and where to avoid. (1/3) dallasnews.com/food/restauran…
The resurrected version of The Shack BBQ in Lubbock is making some excellent greens, super rich cream corn, and better brisket than they served before. The excessive amount of sugar in the rib rub creates a candy coating that’s crunchy with an unfortunate burnt flavor.