The Switch BBQ - Dripping Springs, Texas - PHOTOS

The good folks behind Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew opened a new location in Dripping Springs, Texas in June 2018 called The Switch. Although they do feature items made popular at the original Austin location, The Switch is putting out a lot of unique, often Cajun-influenced, items. I wanted to offer up photos from their social media and others to showcase the incredible fare.

The Swtich BBQ

166 Hargraves Dr. - Suite G100

Dripping Springs, TX 78737

Tuesday thru Thursday - 11AM - 9:30 PM

Friday/Saturday - 11AM - 10:30PM

Sunday - 10AM - 9:30PM(Brunch 10AM - 4PM)

 Photo courtesy of  The Smoking Ho

Photo courtesy of The Smoking Ho

 Photo courtesy of  Robert Jacob Lerma

Photo courtesy of Robert Jacob Lerma

 Brisket, sausage, pork ribs, beef ribs, pulled pork - Photo courtesy of  The Smoking Ho

Brisket, sausage, pork ribs, beef ribs, pulled pork - Photo courtesy of The Smoking Ho

 Brisket and Sausage Gumbo

Brisket and Sausage Gumbo

 Cheese Grits, Corn Casserole, Potato Salad, Cajun Slaw, Beans, & Cucumber Tomato Salad.

Cheese Grits, Corn Casserole, Potato Salad, Cajun Slaw, Beans, & Cucumber Tomato Salad.

 Housemade crawfish, bacon boudin w/Tabasco mash

Housemade crawfish, bacon boudin w/Tabasco mash

 Pork ribs.

Pork ribs.

 The Pit Room - Photo courtesy of  The Smoking Ho

The Pit Room - Photo courtesy of The Smoking Ho

Sam Jones BBQ - Winterville, North Carolina - Photos

Sam Jones BBQ is a special place for two reasons. Whole hogs and Sam Jones. There aren’t many places across the United States that do a proper whole hog and if they have, they haven’t been doing it as long as Sam Jones and his family.

Sam’s grandfather, the late Pete Jones, opened Skylight Inn BBQ in Ayden, North Carolina in 1947 cooking whole hogs and serving a basic, yet perfect menu. Sam grew up in and around the business and came to own it in 2006.

He branched out to open his own spot, while still owning Skylight Inn, in 2016. Here are some photos to show you what they are up to. If you’re in North Carolina and don’t visit, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Sam Jones BBQ

715 West Fire Tower Rd.

Winterville, NC 28590

Monday - Saturday - 11AM - 9PM

Sunday - 11AM - 8:30PM

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 Photo courtesy of  Denny Culbert

Photo courtesy of Denny Culbert

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Sausage Photos - Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue - Tomball, Texas

Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue in Tomball, Texas puts out some of the most creative house-made sausages(as well as Boudin) in all of Texas. The Chili Relleño(yes, Chili Relleño) and house mild are an everyday sausage, so if you’re itchin’ to try one of the ones below it would be best to check their social media to see which ones they are featuring as a special.

Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue

200 N Elm St, Tomball, TX 77375

Tuesday - Saturday - 11AM - 6PM(or sold out)

Closed Sunday/Monday


 Chili Relleño sausage

Chili Relleño sausage

 Smoked street corn pork sausage - Charred corn, cojita, ancho, cilantro & lime - all pork house grind.

Smoked street corn pork sausage - Charred corn, cojita, ancho, cilantro & lime - all pork house grind.

 Barbacoa boudin - tender smokey  44 Farms  beef cheeks w/cilantro lime rice.

Barbacoa boudin - tender smokey 44 Farms beef cheeks w/cilantro lime rice.

 Brisket mushroom swiss sausage

Brisket mushroom swiss sausage

 House beef links

House beef links

 Brisket & Blues sausage - Blue cheese, red onion, & grape tomato

Brisket & Blues sausage - Blue cheese, red onion, & grape tomato

 Sea Brisket Boudin - Lump crab, shrimp, brisket, and saffron rice

Sea Brisket Boudin - Lump crab, shrimp, brisket, and saffron rice

 Barbacoa boudin

Barbacoa boudin

Prime Rib at BBQ Joints - Photos

Prime rib is one of my favorite things on the planet to eat. It’s so tender, juicy, and flavorful that when it’s on the menu I at a restaurant I have to order it. If you ever see it on a menu at a BBQ joint I recommend ordering it because generally it’s a special and most often than not they put a particular spin on it that makes it ridiculously delicious.

Here are photos of Prime Rib at BBQ joints. This will be updated often so come back if you want to see if your favorite spot features prime rib.

  Jack’s BBQ  - Seattle, WA

Jack’s BBQ - Seattle, WA

  Lockhart Smokehouse  - Dallas, Texas

Lockhart Smokehouse - Dallas, Texas

  Hoodoo Brown BBQ  - Ridgefield, Connecticut

Hoodoo Brown BBQ - Ridgefield, Connecticut

  Southern Soul Barbeque  - St. Simon’s Island, Georgia

Southern Soul Barbeque - St. Simon’s Island, Georgia

  Blue Moon BBQ  - Edge, Texas

Blue Moon BBQ - Edge, Texas

  Kreuz Market  - Lockhart, Texas courtesy of  The Houston Chronicle

Kreuz Market - Lockhart, Texas courtesy of The Houston Chronicle

Texas BBQ City Guides - Complete List

I interviewed BBQ experts across Texas to provide detailed BBQ City Guides for a specific city or region that they are familiar with. Click on the link below there name for either the Podcast or YouTube version of their BBQ City Guide.

AUSTIN BBQ City GUIDE by Jimmy Ho - The Smoking Ho

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     Podcast     YouTube

DALLAS BBQ City Guide by Daniel Vaughn - Texas Monthly Magazine

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     Podcast     YouTube

EAST TEXAS BBQ City Guide by Chase Colston - Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

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     Podcast YouTube

FORT WORTH BBQ by Bud Kennedy - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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YouTube

HOUSTON BBQ City Guide by J. C. Reid - Houston Chronicle

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     Podcast     YouTube

SAN ANTONIO City Guide by Chuck Blount - San Antonio Express News

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     Podcast     YouTube



Kevin's BBQ Joints Podcast - Complete List

Episode 1 - Daniel Vaughn - BBQ Editor for Texas Monthly Magazine

Episode 2 - Neil 'BigMista' Strawder - BigMista Barbecue - Long Beach, CA

Episode 3 - Houston BBQ City Guide by J.C. Reid - Houston Chronicle

Episode 4 - Sam Jones - Sam Jones BBQ and The Skylight Inn - North Carolina

Episode 5 - Will and Nicole Buckman - CorkScrew BBQ - Spring, TX

Episode 6 - BBQ City Guide - Austin by Jimmy Ho - The Smokin' Ho

Episode 7 - Matt Pittman - Meat Church

Episode 8 - Jess Pryles - Hardcore Carnivore

Episode 9 - Nick Solares - Eater's The Meat Show

Episode 10 - Billy Durney - Hometown Bar B Que - Brooklyn, New York

Episode 11 - Michelle and Andrew Munoz - Moo's Craft Barbecue - Los Angeles, CA

Episode 12 - Simon Majumdar - Food Network - Author and Broadcaster

Episode 13 - BBQ City Guide - Kansas City by Jill Silva

Episode 14 - Johnny Ray Zone - Howlin' Rays - Los Angeles, CA

Episode 15 - Scott Moore - Tejas Chocolate and Barbecue - Tomball, TX

Episode 16 - Chris Fultz & Alex Graf - ZZQ - Texas Craft Barbecue - Richmond, VA

Episode 17 - BBQ City Guide - Dallas by Daniel Vaughn - Texas Monthly Magazine 

Episode 18 - Kevin Bludso - Bludso's Bar & Que - Los Angeles, CA

Episode 19 - Jordan Jackson - Bodacious Bar B Que on Mobberly - Longview, TX

Episode 20 - Amy Mills - 17th Street Barbecue - Murphysboro, IL

Episode 21 - Johan Fritzell - Holy Smoke BBQ - Sweden

Episode 22 - BBQ City Guide - North Carolina by John Shelton Reed

Episode 23 - Leonard Botello IV - Truth Barbeque - Brehnam, TX

Episode 24 - Steve Dolinsky - ABC7 Chicago and The Feed Podcast

Episode 25 - Sawyer Lewis and Evan LeRoy - LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue - Austin, TX

Episode 26 - BBQ City Guide - Colorado by Adrian Miller - The Soul Food Scholar

Episode 27 - Todd David - Cattleack BBQ - Dallas, TX

Episode 28 - Thomas Abramowicz - The Beast Paris - Paris, France

Episode 29 - Brooke Lewis - The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint - Ocean Springs, MS

Episode 30 - Arnis Robbins - Evie Mae's Pit Barbeque - Wolfforth, TX

Episode 31 - BBQ City Guide - New York by Nick Solares

Episode 32 - Mike Hillburger - Shank Brothers BBQ - Brisbane, Australia

Episode 33 - Chip Stamey - Stamey’s BBQ - Greensboro, NC

Episode 34 - Tootsie Tomanetz - Snow’s BBQ - Lexington, TX

Episode 35 - Farley Elliott - Senior Editor - Eater Los Angeles

Episode 36 - Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe

Episode 37 - Carey Bringle - Peg Leg Porker - Nashville, TN

Episode 38 - Israel Eidelman - Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse - Brooklyn, NY

Episode 39 - Andrew Martinez and Bryan Norton - Tales from the Pits - BBQ Podcast

Episode 40 - BBQ City Guide South Carolina by Robert Moss - Southern Living Magazine

Episode 41 - Michael Black - Terry Black’s Barbecue - Austin, TX

Episode 42 - Tyler Frazer - Tyler’s Barbeque - Amarillo, TX

Episode 43 - Jimmy Ho - The Smoking Ho

Episode 44 - Andy Husbands - The Smoke Shop - Boston, MA

Episode 45 - Robert Jacob Lerma - BBQ Photographer

Episode 46 - Adam Skelly - Adamson Barbecue - Toronto, Canada

Episode 47 - Barry Sorkin - Smoque BBQ - Chicago, IL

Episode 48 - Chris Lilly - Big Bob Gibson BBQ - Decatur, AL

Episode 49 - Clay Cowgill - Snow’s BBQ

Episode 50 - Matt Horn - Horn Barbecue

Episode 51 - Dylan Taylor - Taylor Barbecue - Austin, TX

Episode 52 - Barret and Kent Black - Black’s BBQ

Episode 53 - Reid Guess - Guess Family Barbecue

Episode 54 - Scott Holmes - Little Miss BBQ

Episode 55 - Charlie McKenna - Lillie’s Q

Episode 56 - Bryan Bingham - Bodacious Bar-B-Q-Q on Mobberly

Episode 57 - Patrick Feges - Feges BBQ - Houston, TX

Episode 58 - Aaron Siegel - Home Team BBQ - South Carolina

Episode 59 - Russell Roegel - Roegels Barbecue - Houston, Texas

Episode 60 - Matt Vicedomini - Matt’s BBQ - Portland, Oregon

Episode 61 - Tim Mikeska - Mikeska Brands Texas Bar-B-Q - Taylor, Texas

Episode 62 - BBQ City Guide - San Antonio - Chuck Blount - San Antonio Express News

Episode 63 - Scott Roberts - The Salt Lick BBQ - Driftwood, Texas

Episode 64 - Rashad Jones - Big Lee’s - Serious About Barbecue - Ocala, Florida

Episode 65 - Greg Rempe - The BBQ Central Show

Episode 66 - Miguel Vidal - Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ - Austin, Texas

Episode 67 - BBQ City Guide - East Texas by Chase Colton - Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

Episode 68 - Lance Kirkpatrick - Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew / The Switch

Episode 69 - Wes Griffiths - Bovine and Swine Barbecue Co. - Australia

Episode 70 - J.C. Reid - BBQ Columnist - Houston Chronicle 

Episode 71 - Esaul Ramos - 2M Smokehouse - San Antonio, TX 

Episode 72 - Christian Stevenson - DJ BBQ

Episode 73 - Brett Boren - Brett's Backyard Bar-B-Que - Rockdale, Texas

Episode 74 - David Sandusky - Beast Craft BBQ Co. - Belleville, IL

Episode 75 - BBQ City Guide - NASHVILLE by Chris Chamberlain - The Southern Foodie 

Episode 76 - Pat Sharpe, Executive Editor and Food Writer for Texas Monthly Magazine

Episode 77 - Joe Zavala Jr. - Zavala's Barbecue - Grand Prairie, Texas

Episode 78 - Ryan Cooper - BBQ Tourist

Episode 79 - Southern Living’s Robert Moss Talks The South’s Top 50 BBQ Joints