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BBQ State of Mind

Oct 25, 2017

One smokes the best Central Texas-style brisket on Planet Earth. The other is the country's foremost practitioner of whole hog barbecue. Both deal with fire, day through night. And, wouldn't you know it, they're buddies who were in Houston recently to cook up their respective specialties at Southern Smoke to...


Oct 22, 2017

Before Southern Smoke in Houston, which gathers some of America’s best chefs and pitmasters, event founder/James Beard Award winner Shepherd sits down at his Underbelly restaurant with the Chronicle crew and his visiting barbecue pals from Austin and South Carolina to discuss what’s on tap in 2017, the hurricane...


Oct 14, 2017

Jim Goode was an avid backyard barbecue enthusiast before he got the chance in 1977 to be an honest-to-goodness pitmaster when he purchased the former Red Barn on Kirby. From those humble beginnings he fashioned a culinary legacy that has spawned some of Houston’s most beloved culinary brands. Today Jim’s son,...


Oct 6, 2017

Wesley Jurena, who worked the barbecue competition circuit before opening his Pappa Charlies Barbeque near downtown Houston, joins Chris, Greg and Alison in the studio. He also discusses his plans to relocate his restaurant.