Best BBQ Show

Best BBQ Show

BBQ 083: Texas Monthly BBQ

November 26, 2018

This week I’ve got a great episode for you. I long list of people I spoke with at the close of Texas Monthly BBQ. Some of these BBQ restaurant owners, cutters, pitmasters rarely get to meet and this is one of those rare occasions. The final hour of TMBBQ.

I’ve got a long list of people that I got to speak with while I was walking around. So get ready, we’ve got a lot to cover.

We spoke with Catherine Stiles and Lance Kirkpatrick, two of the many talents at Stiles Switch BBQ. They were hanging out with John Kulow aka ATX Food Guy.

We talk to Evan Leroy of Leroy and Lewis BBQ. A modern man who always experiments with new ideas, even in BBQ. Evan was with Brad Robinson of Chuds BBQ as well as Chris Mcghee from The Switch.

We talk briefly to Shane Stiles and Johnny Texas before I run into Rober Sierra of S&S Pit Crew. A guy everyone is happy to see and someone who works hard cooking BBQ. Robert cooks for his competition team when he’s not cooking for his family.

I talked to Dusty Dworak from 2M Smokehouse, his knife skills serve some of the best BBQ in the state. John Mueller pulls me away to hang out with the LA BBQ crew, Ali Clem and LeAnn Mueller. They told us about their travels and all the weird things they ate in Asia.

I grab a shot with Dominic Colbert and Mike Ruffino while John Brotherton shouts out his friends. Misty Roegels and they guys from Panther City get on the mic until I run into Patrick Hernandez.

Patrick was working with Truth BBQ for the fest and they had one of the longest lines of the day. Of course if we’re going to hang around by the Truth tent we’re going to talk to Cory Taylor, one of the most outspoken members of the team. Leonard Botello IV owner and vision behind Truth BBQ talks to us about Houston and their soon to open second location.

Finally, I run into Dylan Taylor and Joe Yim who have been cooking at Terry Black’s BBQ at one of the biggest operations in Austin. Just over that weekend they cooked over 400 briskets and they’re still smiling and having a good time.

That’s the beauty of the BBQ life. You can work long hours and still have a big smile on your face. You’re creating something delicious and putting smiles on peoples faces. You get to make people happy.


That’s why this show exists, because I know it makes people happy. It connects people all over the world. I’m happy to be that connection. It’s an honor to be your host and it’s an honor to present you yet another episode of the Best BBQ Show. Enjoy.


Thank you again for listening and as always tag us in all of your meat posts and if you see people getting a little too friendly with their bbq, remind them #dontsqueezeyourmeat! And as always tag us in all your social media with @bestbarbecue and use #meatman and #meatwoman wherever you see someone who loves meat!