David Mays stands outside Sam's BBQ on East 12th Street in Austin on Friday January 15, 2016.
The $5 Million Sam’s BBQ Dilemma

Oct 15, 2018 By Dan Solomon

In June, Brian Mays, owner of the East Austin institution Sam’s BBQ, put out a call to his community. The same developers who snatched up swathes of the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood had come to his triple lot with an offer to buy—for $3.5 million. Mays—whose family bought the restaurant from the founder, Sam Campbell, in 1976—had watched as East Austin’s landscape changed over the years. White people moved into the… Read Story

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BBQ Fest Weekend '18

The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas have all been invited. Come see who will be smoking at this weekend of ‘cue!

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November 3-4, 2018

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Austin, Texas

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Bad as the current drought is, it has yet to match the most arid spell in Texas history. Nearly two dozen survivors of the fifties drought remember the time it never rained.

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In 1967, a 56-year-old lawyer met a young inmate with a brilliant mind and horrifying stories about life inside. Their complicated alliance—and even more complicated romance—would shed light on a nationwide scandal, disrupt a system of abuse and virtual slavery across the state, and change incarceration in Texas forever.  

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