Who's on Texas monthly top 50 barbecue list? Our fearless predictions.

The question that’s always on any barbecue addict’s mind is, where are we going for lunch? But this week another, more theoretical debate is quietly taking place on blogs and social media

Which restaurants will make Texas Monthly’s list of the state’s 50 best barbecue joints?

The magazine will release its selections on Monday, but speculating is more fun than waiting. The conversation about the list starts with the observation that making the cut will be harder than ever. After all, in the four years since the magazine’s last rankings came out, the number of barbecue joints has exploded, and the newcomers are producing incredibly high quality ‘cue at a rate the state has never seen.