Q: Hi Dave,
I am opening a small business in Austin, Texas focusing on Texas BBQ. I wanted to put some original "Texas Spicy Stuff" in my store. Any suggestions? If so, who, what, and how to get it?
A: Hello Brian:
The "Go Texan" promotion of the Texas Department of Agriculture has listings of most Texas food producers, but they are listed by city and town, which makes searching rather tedious. Go to www.gotexan.org and click on the TAME logo on the left navigation bar. Then begin your tedious search. A quicker, though less comprehensive way is to search our Industry Directory for Texas BBQ manufacturers. Go to and do a category search for “Manufacturer: BBQ Sauce” and “State: Texas” and you’ll find seven well-known suppliers. Also search for "barbecue" and "BBQ" in the Keyword field.–Dave