3/21/2013 12:58:00 PM

Texas Monthly Hires Full-Time Barbecue Editor

Ribs from Smitty's Market, in Lockhart
Proving once again that Texans are serious about their barbecue, Austin-based Texas Monthly has hired its first-ever barbecue editor. Daniel Vaughn, who has run the well-known Full Custom BBQ blog out of Dallas for some time, will start at the magazine on April 15; Eater National has the scoop that “Vaughn will write stories on barbecue topics for Texas Monthly's websites, will manage and update the magazine's Top Fifty Barbecue list (which will get its massive, once-every-five-years update in June), and, perhaps most interestingly, will write weekly reviews of Texas-style barbecue both inside and outside of the state.”

Vaughn also told Eater, “I want to cover the entire life-cycle of barbecue. Hell, I might even interview my pharmacist.” Vaughn also has a book deal with Anthony Bourdain's imprint, Ecco; his book The Prophets of Smoked Meats comes out in May.

Congrats to Vaughn, TM and longtime food editor Pat Sharpe, who might actually get to take a break from barbecue now. Are tacos next?

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