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The Places in Between: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Cividale del Friuli If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel to a foreign country more than once, then you may understand the phrase “the places in between.” When you first visit a foreign country there are the “places you … Continue reading

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My Texas Barbecue Piece in the New York Times

Hill Country Barbecue – Market in NYC I have an article in the Texas edition of the New York Times this Sunday. It’s available on the New York times website – When You Can Take the Barbecue Out of Texas … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Trip to Austin, Texas

A quick weekend trip to Austin yielded riches of barbecue at the new John Mueller BBQ and an epic upscale dinner at Foreign & Domestic. Click on individual photos to see a larger version. John Mueller BBQ [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157628033162668″] … Continue reading

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Houston Barbecue Project

View Houston Barbecue Project in a larger map or at Over the last few decades, Central Texas-style barbecue has been enshrined as the best and most desirable barbecue in Texas. And rightly so. The dedication and technique of pitmasters … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with Houston barbecue?

Trinity Plate – Pierson & Company Bar-B-Que – Houston, TX Houston barbecue sucks. At least that’s what the self-proclaimed barbecue experts say. I’ll admit to being one of those self-proclaimed experts. For years I’ve lamented the state of barbecue in … Continue reading

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