Pearland TX

Killen’s omission from Texas Monthly’s “TOP 10 BBQ JOINTS” draws passionate responses

Chef Ronnie Killen and patrons of Killen’s BBQ respond to Texas Monthly magazine’s omission of the popular BBQ joint from the “top 10” in their annual list of the 50 best barbeque joints in Texas, published on May 22, 2017.

The Top 10 of the 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas for 2017, according to Texas Monthly:
1. Snow’s BBQ, Lexington
2. Franklin Barbecue, Austin
3. Cattleack Barbecue, Dallas
4. Bodacious Bar-B-Q, Longview
5. Louie Mueller Barbecue, Taylor
6. Tejas Chocolate Craftory, Tomball
7. CorkScrew BBQ, Spring
8. Micklethwait Craft Meats, Austin
9. Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue, Wolfforth
10. Truth Barbecue, Brenham.

The remaining 40 joints are not numerically ranked; they are sorted by city and then in alphabetical order.

To read Killen’s response to the snub visit Culture Map Houston,

Responses on social media:

“I just read this article and wow, it amazed me. Good for you Mr. Killen for standing up for yourself and business. It’s your customers that dictate how well you do, and if you ask me there is a ton of support there. Keep up the good work!”

“You have excellent food, perfect lines and Pearland support. Most of all, you have integrity. You keep it real. Magazines won’t break your business. EVERYONE has an opinion and many aren’t worth reading about when they obviously don’t know tasty bbq. Thank you for staying honest and not being afraid to speak up. Your restaurants can speak for themselves and boy, do they! Great job!!”