Category Archives: Barbecue

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Clarence Pierson is Back

Houston Pitmaster Clarence Pierson More than two years ago, when Clarence Pierson closed his celebrated Acres Homes barbecue joint due to health reasons, he promised that someday he’d re-open. There have been several false starts over the years – mainly … Continue reading

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Meatopia & Sipping from the Spring at Broken Arrow Ranch

Meatopia TX “What’s one piece of advice you’d give about hosting a meat-centric festival in Texas?,” I imagine someone asking me. “Just don’t schedule it on the same day as the Texas Monthly Barbecue Festival,” I’d reply. As someone with … Continue reading

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Gary Burns Returns to the Family BBQ Business

Left to right: Steve Burns, Sharon Burns, Tommy Burns, Gary Burns, Ricky Burns, Roy Burns Jr. and Andre Burns. Photo courtesy Burns Original BBQ/Facebook Houston pitmaster Gary Burns has closed his BBQ joint on Antoine and rejoined the family business … Continue reading

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Houston Scores Strong in Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ Joints

Texas Monthly – June 2013 Houston barbecue made a strong showing in the every-five-year Texas Monthly Top 50 Barbecue Joints list released today (the full issue will be on newsstands May 22nd). Five barbecue joints from the area made the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Enchiladas

Borunda’s Bar & Grill in Marfa, TX I was in Marfa, that West Texas town where Austin hipsters go to retire and the East Coast jet-set-art-set fly their private planes in for cocktail parties in rundown adobe houses. I pulled … Continue reading

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