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The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas

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Texas barbecue has no peer on earth.” That’s what I immodestly declared in 2013, when we published our fourth list of the fifty best barbecue joints in the state. We were right, of course, but I did wonder: Had we peaked? Was there nowhere to go but down? Four years later, the answer is clear….

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Parlez-Vous BBQ?

Le Havre, he was ready. It had been more than a year since the Paris native had first decided to take on a preposterous task—to open an authentic Texas barbecue joint in the haughtiest of the world’s gastronomic capitals—and now he was about to face perhaps his single greatest challenge: moving the Oyler Pit 700, a mammoth…

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Review: Brick’s Smoked Meats has strong opening

Plate of food

New barbecue restaurant in downtown Sarasota had official debut Tuesday A meat platter at Brick’s Smoked Meats includes St. Louis Ribs, USDA Prime Brisket, Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage and pulled pork. [Herald-Tribune staff photo / Thomas Bender] Source: Herald-Tribune

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Brick’s Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas. Mark Gabrick of Brick’s Barbeque at the Sarasota Farmers Market in 2014 For real this time: Brick’s Smoked Meats is planning to open next month. Just not in the spot…

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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2017: See the Line Up

Whole hog being smoked with cigar in it's mouth

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party — one of the nation’s premiere barbecue events — is slated to return to Madison Square Park on June 10 and 11. In celebration of the 15th year, the charity event benefitting the Madison Square Park Conservancy will host 15 pitmasters from nine different states this summer. The free event is…

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Exclusive: BuffBurger Is Opening A Second Location in The Montrose

Meal from Buff Burger

Paul and Sara Burden are opening a second location of their restaurant, BuffBurger, in the Montrose District. When the original location opened at 1014 Wirt two years ago, it was one of the first independent burger joints in Houston to boast all-natural, sustainably sourced beef from 44 Farms. Construction on the new place at 1540 West Alabama is…

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