Texas Monthly just announced the updated Top 50 BBQ joints in the world. In case you did not know, I did help contribute to the list. I wrote a description for 6 of the 7 barbecue restaurants from the Houston area. I am not going to write about any of the places I visited on my blog though. I will let the pictures tell the story. There is some truth to this tweet:

Here are all the places I visited (in chronological order) for the June issue:

Killen’s Barbecue

Central Texas BBQ

Skeets Barbeque

Southern Goods

Whole hog with slaw and cornbread

Smoked beef belly burnt ends on cheesy grits

Texas Brisket

Brookstreet BBQ

El Hidalguense


Jackson St BBQ

El Burro and the Bull

The Brisket House

Tres leches

Red River BBQ

Dickinson BBQ Company

A J’s Meat Market

Kat’s BBQ

Cattle Drive BBQ

4 Corners BBQ

Killen’s STQ

Beef rib tamale

Beef rib ravioli

Brisket pappardelle

Candied bacon tres leches bread pudding

Pinkerton’s Barbecue

The Pit Room

Midtown Barbeque (closed)

Willow’s Texas BBQ

Corkscrew BBQ

Q-Shi BBQ & Sushi

BBQ fried rice and ribs

Sushi topped with brisket

Southern Q

Gatlin’s BBQ

Roegels Barbecue Co.

Reuben with in-house smoked pastrami

Pappas Bar-B-Q

Valley Ranch Grill & Barbeque

529 BBQ

Pappa Charlies Barbeque

No Name Bar-B-Q

Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack

Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue

Luling City Market

Dirrty’s BBQ Company

Virgie’s Bar-B-Que

Burns Original BBQ

Triple J’s Smokehouse

Beaver’s (Westhemier)

Dozier’s Grocery & Market

Lenox Barbecue & Catering

The Caboose BBQ

McMillan’s Bar-B-Q


Aunt Jo’s BBQ

Limon’s BBQ Smokehouse

Mumphord’s Place BBQ

Baker Boys BBQ

Southside Market & Barbeque

I love barbecue if you could not figure that out. I am passionate about it so it was an honor and a privilege to help. I had a blast along the way. I ended up visiting 49 different places in the Houston area, Victoria area, Gonzales, and Elgin and covered 2700+ miles. It was a pleasure working with editors Daniel Vaughn and Pat Sharpe. After completing my assignment, I went a whole week without eating barbecue. A whole week! Also, a shout out to my wife. Thanks for letting Texas BBQ take over our lives for about a month…

Leftovers on the dash

Leftovers in the Yeti

Until next time, happy smoking…

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