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Ninfa’s, the Tex-Mex institution

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On a recent trip to Houston, I told a friend that I’d never been to Ninfa’s, the Tex-Mex institution acclaimed for popularizing fajitas. My friend, a native of Mexico City who was raised in San Antonio but has made a career in food events and publishing in Houston, gasped. “How have you not been to…

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Get Your Bread, Milk, and Wagyu Delivered

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Local Yocal Farm to Market in McKinney is now offering delivery of all items from their food store and butcher shop, including Wagyu and Angus beef, house-made sausages, chicken, and more. They also carry a number of locally sourced grocery items, such as Mill-King milk, vegetables, and bread from Empire Baking Co., as well as…

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Houston’s best barbecue joints all in one place, for one price!

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Houston’s best barbecue joints all in one place, for one price! Purchase your tickets now for the 6th annual Houston Barbecue Festival. Your favorite barbecue joints will be back this year – Blake’s BBQ, Blood Bros. BBQ, The Brisket House, CorkScrew BBQ, El Burro & the Bull, Fainmous BBQ, Feges BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Gerardo’s, Harlem…

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NYC’s Big Brisket Competition Heads to Williamsburg

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Famed brisket competition heads to Williamsburg Brisket King of NYC returns for its seventh year, moving to Williamsburg. The lengthy list of competition participants includes NYC homegrown barbecue joints like Hill Country, Salt and Bone BBQ, Butcher Bar, and Brooklyn’s Dinosaur BBQ outpost. Chefs from Toronto and England will also be present, and the event…

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BBQ Joint Number 51

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June has been barbecue month at Texas Monthly. After a four-year wait (and thousands of miles and hundreds of joints), our new Top 50 BBQ joint list was finally released. It’s been a good month for both the magazine and—we hope—those who made the barbecue list. For some who didn’t, the month probably began with…

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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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Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 2017: See the Line Up

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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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