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BBQ State of Mind

Jul 26, 2017

With decades of experience between them, Alison, Chris and Greg trace the roots of the city’s barbecue scene, remembering their first encounters and some of the late, great local joints that whet their smoky tastebuds.

Jul 20, 2017

Austin American-Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam calls in to chat with Chris and Alison. They discuss his recent skirmish with a Washington Post food writer who claims that a D.C. barbecue joint has better brisket than Austin’s revered Franklin Barbecue, and exciting smoked-meat happenings in Austin.

Jul 13, 2017

Restaurateur Lee Ellis, owner of Cherry Pie Hospitality, is entering the
busy Houston barbecue scene with a new business, Ellis Brothers Barbecue.
Operating first as a pop-up at his Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts shop, the
barbecue soon will make its debut as a separate smoked meats menu at
Cherry Pie's State Fare Kitchen...

Jul 7, 2017

Chef/pitmaster Patrick Feges, previously of Southern Goods and Killen’s Barbecue, and his wife, classically trained chef and sommelier Erin Feges, join Chris and Greg in the studio to talk about their plans to open a barbecue joint. Feges explains how he got into whole-hog barbecue, and what’s involved in the process.