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BBQ State of Mind

Nov 30, 2018

Chris, Alison and Greg are back, and ventured one (big) block away from the office to interview David and Kurt Craig at one of the longest-running smoked meat operations in Houston. Part saloon and part barbecue joint, Luling City Market was birthed during a 1980's oil boom and continues to thrive thanks to a...


Nov 21, 2018

Owner-pitmaster Wayne Mueller continues his conversation with Chris, Alison and Greg, delving into the history of Louie Mueller Barbecue and Texas barbecue at large; brisket technology; his time in Houston, including what he learned from working with Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale; and his plans to open a Louie...


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...