On the heels of its list of the top 50 barbecue joints, Texas Monthly has made another move in its expanding barbecue franchise. On Wednesday, the magazine launched TMBBQ.com, a website dedicated to the signature food of Texas.
The site, helmed by barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn, promises to be more than a catchall for existing magazine content. Although it holds seasoned reviews, TMBBQ.com is also a portal for breaking barbecue news (remember the Mueller drama last fall?), interviews and features.
"Texas barbecue is not just one of the greatest foods on earth, it’s one of the greatest subjects as well. And we intend to cover it that way," said Texas Monthly editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein.
The site also is a resource for Texas Monthly's growing calendar of barbecue-focused events, which kicks off June 1 with the TMBBQ Road Trip (a day trip from Austin with stops at Snow's BBQ, Louie Mueller and Franklin). Although most events take place in Texas, barbecue lovers outside the state should not fret. Other events on the calendar include a TMBBQ Pop-Up in New York City and a Big Apple Block Party.
Still hungry? The first ever Texas Barbecue Week (presented by TMBBQ and Shiner Beer) is scheduled to kick off July 15, billed as a week-long celebration with participating barbecue joints from across the state.