BIGGER, BETTER, SMOKIER

Houston’s Biggest Food Festival Returns This October

Chris Shepherd’s Southern Smoke Festival features an all-star lineup this year—and tickets might present a bit of sticker-shock.

08/29/2022 By Daniel Renfrow

Food News

Saturday's Food Update: New Southern Smoke Initiative, Where to Get Free Meals

If you need a hot meal, don't hesitate.

02/20/2021 By Timothy Malcolm

Year In Review

2020: The Year in Houston Food

How Covid-19 changed everything.

12/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Southern Hospitality

How Southern Smoke Became a National Leader During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Houston organization serves up food-industry aid nationwide.

11/06/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Meat Me Somewhere

Southern Smoke Festival Pivots with a Weekend of Events and Specials

While we can't all get in line for Franklin Barbecue, we can have plenty of beef, lamb, and pork.

09/22/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Clang!

Beer News: Top Texas Chefs Team Up for Karbach Brew

Plus, a few Houston-area breweries are re-opening this weekend.

09/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

COVID-19

Southern Smoke Secures Major Donations to Help Food, Drink Workers

Plus, other efforts in the hospitality industry that are helping out those affected by COVID-19's spread.

03/23/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Bling Bling

A Fine Jewelry Trunk Show Doubles as a Birthday Party and Fundraiser for Animal Rescue

I W Marks brought customer-favorite Kimberly McDonald and her elegant designs to the family-owned store this month.

12/31/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Plume Town

How to Eat Right at Southern Smoke Fest

Or, how to get Franklin Barbecue but also everything else.

10/03/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Mark Your Calendars

Here's Your Fall Foodie Events Guide

A rundown of some of the biggest events on the Houston food calendar this autumn.

09/02/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Fire It Up

Local Chefs to Shine at 2019 Southern Smoke Festival

Don't worry, Aaron Franklin is coming, too.

07/18/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Best Chef

Food News: Chris Shepherd Named the World's Best Chef

Plus, the time has come for enormous turkey legs by wheel.

06/10/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

In The 'Cue

Tickets Available Today for Southern Smoke Spring

Here's your chance to eat a dinner prepared by Chris Shepherd and Aaron Franklin.

03/05/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Giving Back Even More

Southern Smoke Announces Spring Festival

Get ready for more Franklin BBQ, plus huge Houston steak nights.

01/28/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Meat and Greet

Southern Smoke Raises $425K, Delivers Tasty Grub

On Sunday, Chris Shepherd turned his area of Montrose into the coolest food court on the planet.

10/02/2018 By Timothy Malcolm