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A Temple (or two) to Texas Barbecue Grows in Brooklyn

Hometown Bar-B-Que – Red Hook, Brooklyn Red Hook is the new Williamsburg. If you’re not familiar with the ins-and-outs of New York City neighborhoods, the story goes something like this. Williamsburg was a down-and-out area of Brooklyn for years. The … Continue reading

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Burns BBQ Makes a Comeback, Part 2

Ribs and brisket at Burns Old Fashioned Pit Bar-B-Q Not long ago, a fellow Houston barbecue lover asked me if I’d been to the new Burns barbecue joint on Antoine Drive. “The new Burns BBQ?” I asked, confused. A few … Continue reading

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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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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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