Daniel Vaughn

Daniel Vaughn

Texas Monthly’s Daniel Vaughn Returns to Celebrity Judging Panel at The Fifth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship

One of the most well-known BBQ aficionados in Texas, Daniel Vaughn, will reprise his spot on the celebrity judging panel for this year’s Fifth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship. The family-friendly event, offering free admission and free parking, will take place on Sunday, October 27th.

Daniel grew up in Ohio before heading to New Orleans for architecture school at Tulane University. He moved to Dallas in 2001 and worked as an architect for 12 years. During that time, he was a mere barbecue hobbyist, eating, reviewing, and writing about smoked meats for his popular blog, Full Custom Gospel BBQ. Then, in April 2013, hobby turned to profession, as he became the world’s first barbecue editor at Texas Monthly. He has eaten at nearly 1500 barbecue joints across the world, and recently won a National Magazine Award for Texas Monthly’s 2017 Top 50 BBQ issue. His first book, The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue, was released in May 2013 by Ecco, Anthony Bourdain’s line of books and is available online or your local bookstore.

For more information about Daniel and to read his adventures, visit: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq-home/

The Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship is presented to the community by the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Torah and will be held on Sunday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free; food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The event is conducted under the supervision of Dallas Kosher and the world-renowned Kansas City Barbeque Society. Teams from Texas and beyond will compete for cash and prizes in the Sunnyland Patio Furniture Shopping Center, at the intersection of Spring Valley and Coit roads, and benefits Congregation Beth Torah Men’s Club, Jewish Family Service Dallas (www.jfsdallas.org), and the American Red Cross.

You can help sponsor the food- and fun-filled 2019 event or sign up your BBQ team to compete. For details on team registration, or for additional information about The Fifth Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship, visit us at: http://dallaskosherbbq.com/.


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