Pot Luck

Get Grilling: A Memorial Day Barbecue Roundup

Like most red-blooded Americans, I'll be grilling out with my family today in celebration of Memorial Day. (You're not barbecuing? COMMIE. McCarthy is coming for you.) So while I'm out back helping my dad tend to his famous pork butt, here are a few links to help you enjoy the day in style -- with extra sauce.

Still haven't prepped your own barbecue pit for the summer? Our handy guide from Pitts and Spitts will show you how.

Looking for some new recipes to try out on your family and friends? Check out Robb Walsh's tome The Tex-Mex Grill and Backyard Barbacoa Cookbook.

Decided to do your own barbecue crawl on your day off, and looking for the best 'cue around the state? As with everything else, there's an app for that -- this one from Texas Monthly.

Simply looking for the best barbecue in town? Read our roundup of the 10 best barbecue joints in Houston.

According to Google, Texas is not the nation's barbecue capital. Find out which state is.

Want to read about the worst barbecue that we ever ate? Read Robb Walsh's tale of woe from the Shade Tree and my own from Dickey's Barbecue Pit.

Finally, let Hitler be a cautionary tale to you and your friends: If you're going to head out to Franklin's BBQ, get there early.

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Katharine Shilcutt