Wildsam - The Original Guide to Barbecue in the South

Wildsam - The Original Guide to Barbecue in the South

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  • This specialty guide features interviews with pitmasters, a barbecue almanac, our list of the 40 essential joints in the region, odes to Southern


  • Our barbecue almanac of literary prose, illustrated neon, historical postmasters of note and more
  • Concise and meaningful interviews with men and women of BBQ distinction
  • Wildsam’s big list of 40 joints that capture the spirit of barbecue across the South
  • Localized culinary expertise and traditions from ribs to pulled pork to banana pudding
  • Odes from four writers sharing personal reflections and barbecue poetry
  • Original illustrations from artist (and brisket lover) Jessica Fontenot

    About the Brand

    Founded in 2012, Wildsam began with a core idea: the world was peopled with wonders. Steinbeck’s words tap into a timeless sentiment. Wonder is a transformative force. It strikes the match of our curiosity and jolts awake what Frederick Buechner calls the “original, shimmering self.”

    And often, wonder is found in the stories of a physical place, whether the Texas barbecue joint or the Golden Gate Bridge. At Wildsam, they seek out these real and rooted things, what’s truly authentic to a place, and share the pathways to deep connections in the world, for travelers and locals alike.

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