May is National Barbecue Month; though I suppose every month is BBQ month here in Central Texas! From the brisket explosion over the past few years that cemented Austin’s place on the BBQ map and helped win Aaron Franklin a James Beard award to the regulations the Austin City Council are working to place on meat smokers, it’s clear Central Texans are passionated about smoked meat goodness. To me, Austin is the center of the BBQ universe and we’ll be celebrating all month long both at the amazing local establishments and of course at home. If you are looking for recommendations on one of the newer establishments or maybe some grilling ideas let me know! I promise not to “steer” you wrong. After all, I’m a certified BBQ judge. I have a badge and all!