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Gus Contreras / KERA News

Cattleack BBQ in North Dallas was recently named the No. 3 best barbecue joint in the state by Texas Monthly.

It beat out local staples like Pecan Lodge in Deep Ellum and Lockhart Smokehouse in Bishop Arts. It's the first time the North Dallas joint, whose name plays off Cadillac, has been recognized on the list.

University of Texas Press

Texas Monthly magazine defined the Lone Star State in the 70s, 80s and 90s. DJ Stout was the art director behind Texas Monthly for more than a decade, and was responsible for some of the magazine’s most iconic covers.

Study Up For Think: Barbecue Bonanza

Feb 5, 2015
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Daniel Vaughn what is arguably the best job in America. The Texas Monthly writer is the nation’s first full-time Barbecue Editor, and a highly credentialed one at that. He’s the author of The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue and the creator of the blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ.

At 1 p.m. Vaughn will chat with Think's Krys Boyd on what makes the perfect plate of 'cue. 

Texas Monthly

Two decades ago, a North Texas kid named Brian Sweany walked into the offices of Texas Monthly magazine as an intern. In the August issue that’s just hit newsstands, that kid is listed for the first time as editor-in-chief. Sweany chats with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, for this week’s Friday Conversation.

David Hale Smith

Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn says he has the “best business card in the world.” The former architect arrived at the glossy’s office with thousands of miles of searching for the best joints and reams of greasy butcher paper in his wake. Here are four tips for procuring or preparing 'cue from Vaughn’s hour on Think -- the conversation re-airs today at noon as part of KERA's weeklong "Best of Think​" series.

It's not even noon yet but every table out front of the Pecan Lodge in downtown Dallas is filled with veterans with barbecue heaped on their plates, smirking at the gobsmacked newbies. First timers are easily discernible by the stunned looks on their faces when they walk in and see the line.

For 40 years "Texas Monthly" magazine as evaluated state lawmakers and chosen the 10 best and 10 worst at the end of each regular session. Political editors say North Texans Wendy Davis, Charlie Geren and Jim Pitts were shining standouts, while Lon Burnham, John Carona, Kelly Hancock and Van Taylor turned in the poorest performances. "Texas Monthly" will provide its reasons for the choices next week.

More Battles For The Boy Scouts

Dec 5, 2012
Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: 'Scout's Dishonor', a murder suspect recaptured, pink toys for mini-engineers and more.