Jim Shahin

Reinventing Barbecue

Jan 21, 2013 By Jim Shahin

Where there's smoke, there's non-traditional barbecue. Jim Shahin writes about Asian styles in New York City, "pulled squash" in Arizona, and cauliflower, artichokes, and quail in Texas.

Really, It’s the Pits

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Shahin

You can tell from the roadside that Cooper’s is serious. At one end of the parking lot is a small mountain of enormous mesquite logs. Next to it is a barbecue fanatic’s dream landscape: five old rectangular, closed steel pits, lined up in a row. At the pit closest to…

Where There’s Smoke

Jan 20, 2013 By Jim Shahin

There’s something vintage cadillac about Louie Mueller’s. As ’cue joints go, its chassis is a classic—a weathered old brick building on a small-town main street with a black screen door that slams behind you when you enter. The interior? Pure comfort. High green walls faded brown from years of smoke,…

Eyes Wide Cut

Nov 1, 1999 By Jim Shahin

I can see without my glasses for the first time since childhood, which is why I’m a fan of LASIK surgery. But don’t take my word for it; ask Troy Aikman.

Pet Project

Apr 30, 1992 By Jim Shahin

You think you have a bad job? Every day, animal abuse investigators see things that shouldn’t happen to a dog.