Here's a look at our three-page spread in today's Dallas Morning News travel section. The Best of Texas BBQ project was published in print and online on dallasnews.com and the DMN iPad app.
Dallas Morning News editor Bob Mong shared his thoughts on the Posse in his weekly note to the readers published in today's paper:
I can always stop by photo editor Chris Wilkins’ desk and catch up on the top visual journalism of the day.
On many weekends, though, Chris joins the posse — the Texas BBQ Posse, that is. For years, Chris and a group of Dallas Morning News journalists and friends have searched out top Texas barbecue joints. The posse has logged more than 5,000 miles since 2009. There is a website (texasbbqposse.com) populated with critiques, photos and video.
“On tours,” says reporter Gary Jacobson, “if we run into a place that is off the main highway, has a homemade sign and is belching lots of wood smoke, we’ll probably stop.”
The posse’s standards are fussy. The joint must cook with wood. The posse rates only brisket, pork ribs and sausage. “The meat never lies,” contends editor Bruce Tomaso.
Turn to the Sunday Travel section for a full account of the posse’s latest 700-mile trek. You will find their six favorite establishments. Go online at dallasnews.com or to our iPad app to find more about the people and places the posse encountered along the way.
“While our pursuit of good barbecue is serious,” Gary says, “our main goal always has been to have fun.”
Click here to see the DMN iPad package showing our picks for the Best in Texas BBQ.
Click here to see the story and links on the DMN Travel section of dallasnews.com.