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Texas Monthly‘s 2013 Top 50 BBQ List


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Holy.. I am late on posting this, but Texas Monthly has released its list of Top 50 BBQ Joints in the great Lone Star State. Pretty incredible. This only happens every five years-ish. The last time they came out with a list, it was in 2008. There are 16 out of 50 joints that have made BOTH 2008 and 2013′s list. This probably means the BBQ landscape of Texas is changing fast and rapidamente. (You’ll see that Dallas’ two joints weren’t even on the list in 2008. Back then, Baker’s Ribs was top gun.) And see how this list favors the east? Bradford Pearson, in whatever free time he had, decided to map all the places out for us to see.

So now, dear folks, you know why TM decided to hire Daniel Vaughn. They needed a voracious man to eat and review and deliver. And, yes, I think he delivered. Here’s the list, unranked. The ranked list comes out on May 22.

ALAMO

The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Que

AMARILLO
Tyler’s Barbecue

AUSTIN
Franklin Barbecue
John Mueller Meat Co.
La Barbecue
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue*
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

Jump for the rest.

BELTON
Miller’s Smokehouse

BRYAN
Fargo’s Pit BBQ

CYPRESS
Brooks’ Place

DALLAS
Lockhart Smokehouse
Pecan Lodge

EAGLE LAKE
Austin’s BBQ and Catering*

FANNIN
McMillan’s Bar-B-Q*

FORT WORTH
Cousin’s Bar-B-Q*
Longoria’s BBQ

FREDERICKSBURG
Cranky Frank’s Barbecue Company

GALVESTON
Leon’s World’s Finest In & Out Bar-B-Que

GARLAND
Meshack’s Bar-B-Que

GIDDINGS
City Meat Market*

GRAPEVINE
Bartley’s Bar-B-Q

HENDERSON
Bob’s Bar-B-Que

HOUSTON
Gatlin’s BBQ & Catering
Virgie’s Bar-B-Que*

JASPER
Billy’s Old Fashion BBQ

JEFFERSON
Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue

KERRVILLE
Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q*

LEXINGTON
Snow’s BBQ*

LIVINGSTON
Hitch-N-Post BBQ

LLANO
Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que*

LOCKHART
Black’s Barbecue
Kreuz Market*

LULING
City Market*

MARLIN
Whup’s Boomerang Bar-B-Que*

MCKINNEY
Hutchins BBQ

MEXIA
Kirby’s Barbecue

PEADENVILLE
Hashknife on the Chisolm*

PEARSALL
Cowpoke’s*

PECOS
Pody’s BBQ

ROCKPORT
Hatfield’s BBQ & Blackjacks Beer Garden

SAN ANTONIO
The Granary ‘Cue and Brew
Two Bros. BBQ Market

SAN MARCOS
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que and Catering

SMITHVILLE
Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ

SPICEWOOD
Opie’s Barbecue*

SPRING
Corkscrew BBQ

SWEETWATER
Big Boy’s Bar-B-Que

TAYLOR
Louie Mueller Barbecue*

TYLER
Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue*

VICTORIA
Mumphord’s Place BBQ