Daniel Vaughn’s quinquennial list of the Top 50 Barbecue Places in Texas is now out, and there are dramatic changes. You can see the list here.
The Top 50 list has been one of the if not the most reliable “Best” lists around. I relied heavily on it when I spent a term teaching at Baylor Law School, a position that left me plenty of time to tour Texas and try barbecue places. My confidence in the list is a bit shaken by seeing that perennial #1 Snow’s, the atelier of James Beard Foundation honoree Tootsie Tomanetz, has fallen to #7 but, having been away from Texas for a while, who am I to judge? A lot of familiar names have fallen off the list altogether. I really need to get to Texas. Maybe I should reach out to Baylor again.
Please take a look at the list and please share your thoughts on places you’ve tried — both places on the list and those that have fallen off.
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