After stopping at 31 barbecue restaurants in the Lone Star state, it’s clear that the best BBQ in Texas is all about the beef. Tasty sausages and beef ribs are plentiful, but brisket is the go-to when you’re craving serious Texas BBQ. For truly authentic regional flavor, start with high quality beef seasoned simply with black pepper and salt so the flavor of the smoked meat stands out. Check out all the great 'Cue Tips, great BBQ joints and of course Texas spices, seasonings, and recipes!

'Cue Tip #34: Great Meat = Great BBQ

"Great barbecue starts with great meat. So develop a relationship with your local butcher and this way you will have an inside track to better barbecue."

Paul Kirk - Barbecue Hall of Famer and 7-time World Champion

The Pit Authentic BBQ: Raleigh, NC

Last night to finish out day 27 of #‎chasingbbq I had a great group join me at The Pit Authentic BBQ in Raleigh, NC. Joining me were my mom, aunt Georgia, Bob and Cindy Jones of Savory Spice Raleigh, Christopher Prieto of PRIME Barbecue and my traveling buddy for this leg, Tony. What a fun evening of barbecue chatter! The staff there gave us the royal treatment, which included some complimentary desserts and a look in at the pits as they put the whole hog and butts on to be smoked overnig...
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Luling City Market BBQ

"Alex - Pitmaster"

633 East Davis St. Luling, TX 78648

La Barbecue

"Esaul Ramos - Pitmaster"

1906 E Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78702

Meat & Cheese A Memphis barbecue appetizer consisting of smoked bologna, smoked summer sausage, cheddar cheese, crackers, and a side of barbecue sauce.