Lone Star is sponsoring a barbecue tour hosted by Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly's barbecue editor. He'll be visiting the Houston area to talk smoked meat at four stops, including Gatlin's BBQ & Catering, Virgie's Bar-B-Que and Eater Houston Essential 38 spot Corkscrew BBQ before concluding at meat mecca Killen's Barbecue.
This won't be Vaughn's first visit to Killen's brick-and-mortar establishment, since he stopped by with Austin's Aaron Franklin just last month. This time around, Vaughn will be explaining how the Texas Monthly team chooses its top fifty 'cue joints, as well as "what he looks for in a slice of brisket, and other secrets of the trade. As the country's only full-time barbecue editor, Vaughn has more than a few stories to tell." Tickets for the May 31 tour aren't on sale yet, but keep an eye on the official site for first dibs.
· TMBBQ Road Trip Houston Edition [Official Site]
Ronnie Killen, Daniel Vaughn, Aaron Franklin [Photo: Kim Park]