And now, for the most important question of the day: Who’s coming out to the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival on Sunday? Raise a sauce covered paw with some pride! If you weren’t lucky enough to score tickets to this year’s fest never fear, we will be out tweeting and instagramming (our handle is @texasmonthly) the heck out of the event while it happens. 

To get you in the meaty mood, check out what we had to say about who won the BBQ battle between Taylor and Lockhart in 1973, round one of the list of the 50 best joints in Texas in 1997, our current list from 2008 and the tale of two pitmasters from this February. We are not responsible for any damage to your computer, keyboard or phone from uncontrollable drooling. 

See you in the pit!