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BBQ State of Mind

Nov 17, 2018

Originally posted Aug. 4, 2017 — Texas barbecue royalty and third-generation owner-pitmaster Wayne Mueller joins Chris, Alison and Greg in the studio. A fount of knowledge about Texas barbecue and its history, Wayne talks about improvements he’s making at Louie Mueller, his siblings, why he doesn’t like the...


Nov 7, 2018

The Chronicle crew hit the road last year to chat with chef/pitmaster Ronnie Killen. From the dining room at his acclaimed Killen's Barbecue in Pearland, he shares his thoughts about Texas Monthly's best barbecue joints list (hint: he wasn't thrilled about not making the top 10), cooking perfect brisket and...


Nov 2, 2018

For nearly 18 years, Tin Roof BBQ has been a stronghold for barbecue in north Houston. Owner/pitmaster Ronnie Webber, a 31-year Houston Police Department veteran, and his protégé son, Brek, discuss risk and longevity with Alison, Chris and...


Oct 19, 2018

Willow Villarreal had many friends in both his professional (working for Fox Sports) and personal life (as a promoter and booker of punk and heavy metal music). But he found a new community – just as caring, equally passionate – when he decided to switch careers to pursue barbecue.

The proof is the people’s choice...


Oct 10, 2018

The veteran owner/pitmaster at Roegels Barbecue Co. discusses the trials and tribulations of his barbecue career with Chris, Alison and Greg.