11 episodes

A Texas Monthly podcast highlighting the best barbecue in the world, hosted by barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn.

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    • 4.3 • 48 Ratings

A Texas Monthly podcast highlighting the best barbecue in the world, hosted by barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn.

    New from Texas Monthly: America's Girls

    New from Texas Monthly: America's Girls

    The original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad burst onto the field back in 1972—the same year Title IX passed, the same year Deep Throat came out, and a year before Roe v. Wade. Sarah Hepola digs into the untold stories behind the global pop culture phenomenon, from the stripper who allegedly inspired the squad’s creation, to a scandalous Playboy cover shoot that was partly a battle over fair wages, to the ongoing debate about sexuality and women’s bodies in a post-#MeToo world. The result is a vibrant mix of history, cultural criticism, and storytelling, featuring interviews with New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino, award-winning novelist Ben Fountain, Oscar-nominated director Dana Adam Shapiro, local television sports legend Dale Hansen, folk-writing hero Joe Nick Patoski, and a whole bunch of cheerleaders whose names you don’t know yet—but should.

    • 3 min
    La Barbecue is Feminizing Barbecue One Brisket at a Time

    La Barbecue is Feminizing Barbecue One Brisket at a Time

    How LeAnn Mueller and Ali Clem - the only wife-and-wife team in Texas - finally brought Austin's la Barbecue indoors, and why Los Angeles doesn't know what it's missing.

    • 26 min
    The Resurgence of Bodacious Bar-B-Q

    The Resurgence of Bodacious Bar-B-Q

    The East Texas chain of Bodacious Bar-B-Q joints lost its founder, Roland Lindsey, in September. His son-in-law Jordan Jackson looks to not only carry on the brand's barbecue legacy, but improve it one location at a time.

    • 9 min
    Gobble Gobble

    Gobble Gobble

    Sam Greenberg's family has been smoking turkeys the old-fashioned way since 1939 in Tyler, Texas, and he sees no reason to change things at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys.

    • 12 min
    BBQ Fest Preview with Miguel Vidal Talking Tex-Mex BBQ

    BBQ Fest Preview with Miguel Vidal Talking Tex-Mex BBQ

    Miguel Vidal of Valentina's Tex-Mex BBQ in Austin provides a preview of his dish at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, and we discuss how his San Antonio upbringing informs his current Tex-Mex BBQ menu.

    • 33 min
    Plant-Based (Don't Call it Vegan) Brisket

    Plant-Based (Don't Call it Vegan) Brisket

    At Houston's Rice University, there's a little less meat in the dining halls because the chefs have embraced plant-based meat substitutes, including their own version of vegan barbecue brisket.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Rtufton ,

A must listen to any keen BBQ fan

Wonderful little bite size podcast bringing you an insight into the Texas BBQ scene. Well done Daniel!

Bigabe ,

Tootsie!

A masterpiece!! Congratulations Texas Monthly and Mr Vaughn. I loved the story telling and the excerpts from Tootsie. I felt like I was along for the ride. It was very touching. Thank You, looking forward to many more!!

Tongatim ,

The Real Deal

Texas Monthly is the curator of the world's best barbecue. Daniel Vaughn is The Monthly's gift to the BBQ world. Few people are as knowledgeable, traveled, and experienced in this great genre of our national cuisine. He has eaten enough barbecue for an entire Texas high school stadium on a Friday night...and that's just in one month. Already an excellent writer, it also turns out he's got a pretty decent voice and interview style. Interviewing Tootsie Tomanetz was an appropriate first edition, and very enjoyable. Can't wait for what's to come.

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