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Here Is Texas Monthly's 2013 Top 50 BBQ List, Unranked

Texas Monthly magazine will update its famous Top 50 Texas BBQ restaurants list in their June issue, and today they revealed the restaurants that made it on Twitter. This is a big deal: the list only gets updated every five years. These restaurants were announced in alphabetical order by city; the four top-ranked contenders will be announced tomorrow.

As barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn told Eater yesterday, "A huge amount of the list is going to be places that weren't even open for the last list." If this list isn't a huge vote of confidence for the recent Texas barbecue renaissance, nothing is. Also of note: no love for Lockhart favorite and former Top 50 barbecue restaurant Smitty's. Expect Texas-sized shitfits to be thrown about that one.

Check out the Top 50 below, and tune in tomorrow to find out whether Aaron Franklin's cultishly-followed Franklin Barbecue in Austin gets the top honor in all of Texas Barbecuedom.

Texas Monthly's 2013 Top 50 BBQ List, Unranked

Alamo
The Original Willie's

Amarillo
Tyler's

Austin
Franklin
John Mueller
LA Barbecue
Lamberts
Stiles Switch

Belton
Miller's Smokehouse

Bryan
Fargo's

Cypress
Brooks' Place

Dallas
Lockhart Smokehouse
Pecan Lodge

Eagle Lake
Austin's

Fannin
McMillan's

Fort Worth
Cousin's
Longoria's

Fredericksburg
Cranky Frank's

Galveston
Leon's World's Finest In & Out

Garland
Meshack's

Giddings
City Meat Market

Grapevine
Bartley's

Henderson
Bob's

Houston
Gatlin's
Virgie's

Jasper
Billy's Old Fashion

Jefferson
Joseph's Riverport

Kerrville
Buzzie's

Lexington
Snow's

Livingston
Hitch-N-Post

Llano
Cooper's

Lockhart
Black's
Kreuz Market

Luling
City Market

Marlin
Whup's

McKinney
Hutchins

Mexia
Kirby's

Peadenville
Hashknife on the Chisholm

Pearsall
Cowpoke's

Pecos
Pody's

Rockport
Hatfields

San Antonio
The Granary
Two Bros

San Marcos
Hays Co. Bar-B-Que

Smithville
Zimmerhanzel's

Spicewood
Opie's

Spring
Corkscrew

Sweetwater
Big Boy's

Taylor
Louie Mueller

Tyler
Stanley's

Victoria
Mumphord's Place


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