BBQ vs. Chili: What should be the State Food of Texas?

Verify is asking: What should the state food of Texas be? Should it remain chili, or should BBQ hold the title? You can sign our petition for either food.

Hi, my name is David Schechter. On Verify, I take real people along on reporting trips so they can ask their own questions and reach their own conclusions. This week, I’m taking a 1,500-mile RV road trip across Texas with a viewer who’s helping me answer this question: Barbecue or chili, what should be the State Food of Texas?

Click one of the buttons below to sign a petition in favor of your choice for the state food of Texas: Is it chili? Or is it BBQ?

We’re swinging through Central Texas to learn about the heritage of barbecue. Then all the way down near Big Bend, to help judge the final round of the Terlingua International Chili Cookoff.

We’re sharing our trip on Facebook Live so you can follow us every step of the way and ask some of your own questions. You can also let you voice be heard by signing a petition (above) about what should be the State Food and we’ll hand them in to lawmakers.

When the trip is over -- and with your help -- my guest will have to decide what the state food should be: Barbecue or chili.

The journey began Wednesday morning at Pecan Lodge in Dallas, where we interviewed Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn.

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