Category Archives: Barbecue

Writing related to barbecue.

Is Rudy’s the best barbecue joint in Houston?

A pile of moist brisket at Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q I’d heard whispers. “You gotta check out Rudy’s,” they’d say, “the barbecue is fantastic!” “Rudy’s? You mean that chain restaurant called Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q with the kitschy … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Trip Report

Triple Hulk Elvis II, 2007, by Jeff Koons, LACMA, Broad Contemporary Art Museum I’d been jonesing to get back to Los Angeles for a while. I was last there in 2004. I figured a package deal on Travelocity or the … Continue reading

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Burns BBQ Makes a Comeback

The new Burns BBQ location Over the last few years, tragedy has befallen some of Houston’s best-known barbecue joints. Drexler’s BBQ quietly closed its doors a few years ago. Williams Smokehouse burned down in 2007, never to reopen. The original … Continue reading

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Pierson’s BBQ just keeps on smokin’

“Trinity Plate!” shouted the lady at the pickup counter at Pierson & Company Bar-B-Que in Houston’s Oak Forest neighborhood. Five minutes before I had stood at the adjacent order counter and requested a three meat plate: brisket (loose cut), ribs … Continue reading

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On This Day, Louie Mueller Takes the Prize

You can almost see the weight of 60 years of barbecue tradition bearing down on the shoulders of Wayne Mueller, third generation heir to the Louie Mueller Texas barbecue dynasty. The faithful line up at Louie Mueller Barbecue I say … Continue reading

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