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BBQ State of Mind

Aug 16, 2018

Lance and Boo Eaker worked in IT consulting and fashion design respectively, but now they’re trying to make a go of it in the barbecue world. They join Chris and Greg in the studio to discuss food-truck life and their mesquite-smoked dreams.


Aug 2, 2018

In two short years, The Pit Room in Houston has become one of Texas’ top barbecue joints. Owner Michael Sambrooks tells Chris and Greg how he did it.


Jul 16, 2018

Committee chairman David Stone and division chairman Jimmy Shuford join Chris, Alison and Greg to shed light on what makes one of the country’s biggest barbecue cook-offs tick. They also share details about what will change for the 2019 event.


Jun 19, 2018

Chris and Greg travel to Henderson & Kane, a general store in Houston’s most historic neighborhood, to visit with owners John and Veronica Avila. The Avilas are known for the craft barbecue they serve at a food hall downtown; now they’re adding a second outlet.


May 29, 2018

Ray Busch and Herb Taylor, owners of the old-school Third Ward barbecue joint, share their story – and their new seafood sausage – with Chris, Alison and Greg.