Houston landed on the list not once, but twice.
The list was comprised of restaurants named by competition pitmasters from across the country.
Corkscrew BBQ made the cut. Here is what the Daily Meal had to say about the Houston hot spot:
"This low-key BYOB spot was launched by Will Buckman and his wife, Nichole, after Will left his job at AT&T to attend to his passion full time. Pulled pork, brisket, turkey breast, link sausage, and pork spare ribs are available in sandwiches or by the pound, with extras including potato salad, coleslaw, beans, macaroni and cheese, and giant loaded baked potatoes. Will, we’re glad you quit your day job."
Killen's Barbecue in Pearland also made the list. Here's the excerpt about Killen's:
"This barbecue restaurant delivers huge beef ribs, Texas style. Despite long waits, Killen’s frequently sells out, so you know it's worth the time and effort to get your hands on those ribs. They're juicy and tender, with thick shreds of beef falling off the bone. Like all the smoked meats here, the beef ribs get no seasonings other than salt and several layers of black pepper. At Killen’s, you can really taste the meat in all its beefy glory. No need for slathers, sauces, or rubs; that said, they do offer an eclectic variety of sauces such as the "coffee sauce" and a mustardy, tart-sweet sauce."