Tracking the Texas Monthly 2019 Top 25 New BBQ Joints

Barbecue in Texas continues to grow, and there are some very innovative new BBQ joints that have come into existence since the Top 50 list was published in 2017. In May 2019 Texas Monthly published “The Top 25 New Barbecue Joints in Texas!” rankings. This is just an informal way of tracking how many of those places I’ve visited.

Top 25 New BBQ Joints

BBQ Joint



LeRoy and Lewis BBQAustin
Charlie’s Bar-B-QueBeaumont
Blood Bros. BBQHouston/BellaireY
LJ’s BBQBrenham
1775 Texas Pit BBQCollege Station
The SwitchDripping Springs
Panther City BBQFt Worth 
John Mueller Black Box BarbecueGeorgetown 
Pustka Family BarbecueHutto
Feges BBQHouston Y
Reveille BarbecueMagnoliaY
Brick Vault Brewery & BarbecueMarathon
Convenience WestMarfa
Butter’s BBQMathis
Rejino BarbecueOlton 
Brotherton’s Black Iron BarbecuePflugerville 
Smokin’ Moon BBQPharr 
Harlem Road Texas BBQRichmond 
Brett’s Backyard Bar-B-QueRockdale
Smoke Sessions BarbecueRoyse City 
Black Board Bar-B-QSisterdale
Pitforks and Smokerings BBQSlaton
Guess Family BarbecueWaco
Helberg BarbecueWaco