Central Texas barbecue joints may be getting all the attention these days, but not for long, not if the Bayou City has anything to say about it. Indeed, the scene here is so exciting—with new openings seemingly every week—even hardcore ’cue lovers are having trouble keeping up. Hence, our complete and absolutely up-to-date guide to the best barbecue spots in Houston right now, a bible for both longtime locals and recent arrivals, including new Houston Texan Vince Wilfork, who tells us he couldn’t be happier about landing in ’Cue Town, USA.

In This Feature:

Is Houston the Hottest Barbecue Market in Texas?

While Central Texas hogs the spotlight, the best new barbecuers are busy setting up shop in Houston.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

Where to Eat the Best Houston BBQ Right Now

Our completely up-to-date guide to the 10 best barbecue spots in town.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh and J.C. Reid Edited by Katharine Shilcutt

Going Beyond the Brisket

Houston pitmasters are tackling more than just the Texas trinity these days.

08/04/2015 By J.C. Reid

Traditional Side Dishes Get a Modern Twist

Elevating classic East Texas sides to new heights is a uniquely Houston phenomenon.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh

The Wilfork: Two-Pronged and Barbecue-Friendly

Training camp is approaching, but the Texans’ new nose tackle looks forward to pursuing interests, shall we say, off the field.

08/04/2015 By Robb Walsh