Year In Review

2020: The Year in Houston Food

How Covid-19 changed everything.

12/28/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Final Answer

Food News: David Chang Wins the Big One for Southern Smoke

The celebrity chef is giving back in a big way.

11/30/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

What's Your Charity?

Food News: Famous Chef Plays Game Show for Southern Smoke

Plus, a favorite neighborhood restaurant is moving ... just up the street a bit.

11/11/2020 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

SOS

Southern Smoke to Federal Leaders: Help the Restaurant Industry

Those behind the Houston-based organization have co-authored an op-ed calling on a plan.

09/01/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Crack 'Em Open

Special Delivery: A Seafood Tower?

Landry's is getting into the home delivery game; plus, Southern Smoke launches an effort in Chi-Town.

08/11/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Talk It Up

Food News: Fundraiser Gives People the Chance to Chat With a Chef

Plus, an NBA hall of famer was spotted getting some grub at Jax Grill.

07/23/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

A Step Forward

One Local Program Is Offering Free Mental Health Care for Food and Drink Workers

The Southern Smoke Foundation is helping to lead this statewide effort.

05/27/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Perfect party

May's Perfect Party: The Skype Happy Hour Edition

This month we're inviting the leaders who've helped Houston navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

05/01/2020 By Catherine Matusow

Whatever It Takes

Southern Smoke Hits $1 Million Mark in COVID-19 Donations

Plus, more efforts to raise money and feed folks during the pandemic.

04/24/2020 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

Oh No No

Food News: Ooh La La to Close Memorial City Location

Plus, get tickets today for Spring Southern Smoke 2020.

02/18/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Hot Day, Hot Scene

Southern Smoke Raises Over $500,000

From Franklin Barbecue brisket to beef shank congee, these were the best bites of the fest.

10/08/2019 By Carlos Brandon

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

Invasion From the West

Food News: Popular Austin BBQ Spot Coming to Houston for a Pop-Up

Plus, a local family takes home a big prize in H-E-B's annual product contest.

08/12/2019 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

Ribs, Hops, and Sharp Objects

Food News: Barbecue, Beer, Axe Throwing Is Coming to Sawyer Yards

Plus, the Southern Smoke Foundation raises more than $100,000 during its spring festival.

05/14/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Party Up

Food News: The Houston BBQ Festival, Southern Smoke Spring & More This Week

Plus, Noon Mediterranean is now Daphne's Mediterranean, with a revamped menu.

04/08/2019 By Timothy Malcolm