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BBQ State of Mind

Dec 28, 2017

It’s been a blockbuster year for Texas barbecue, and Houston is staking its claim as a smoked-meat mecca. Alison, Chris and Greg discuss the highs and lows.


Dec 5, 2017

Ryan Zboril of Pitts & Spitts, one of Texas’ leading makers of custom smokers and grills, schools Chris and Greg on pellet smokers. Pitts & Spitts is rolling out next-gen high-tech pellet smokers that will appeal to backyard barbecue warriors’ mad scientist side.


Nov 21, 2017

Chris and Greg visit with the young owner of Pinkerton’s Barbecue, a Texas Monthly Top 50 barbecue joint. Pinkerton, who cut his teeth as a weekend cook-off warrior (including smoking meats in his parents’ driveway), discusses how he cooked for and fed nearby residents and first responders during Hurricane Harvey;...


Nov 10, 2017

Chris, Alison and Greg talk about the influence of the Pappas restaurants in Houston, especially the brand that started it all: Pappas Bar-B-Q. Pappas chef Michael Verlardi and beverage concept director join them in the studio.


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...