Category Archives: Texas

Food and travel writing featuring the state of Texas.

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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My Seafood Shacks Piece in Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly – May 2013 I have a piece in this month’s (May 2013) print issue of Texas Monthly magazine entitled “Southeast Texas Seafood Shacks.” Currently, you can only see it if you have a print copy of the magazine, … 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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