Houston Matters

Houston’s Barbecue Scene Is Changing — For Better Or Worse

Some Houston pit masters say doing barbecue right is a dying art.

BBQ Brisket from Killens Barbecue


Barbecue is arguably one of the most popular cuisines in Texas, and Houston is no exception.

But some barbecue pit masters in the city say doing barbecue the “right” way is a dying art. That means cooking meat slow and low. It means focusing more on the meat at a time when some barbecue joints are hiring pastry chefs to step up their dessert game.

In the audio above, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visits the annual 6th annual Houston Barbecue Festival in Humble to learn more what makes Houston's barbecue culture unique.