At these six stellar Texas-style barbecue joints in the Bayou State, you can get excellent brisket as well as local favorites like fresh pork cracklins.
When I traveled to Nairobi after breaking up with my fiancée, the brisket I found there inspired me to come back home to East Texas.
Stroll right off the hike-and-bike path into Katy Trail Station, where you can taste the famous chef’s pork and beef ribs, and saucy mac and cheese.
Clean out your fridge with the flavors of New Mexico. Red chile sauce and plentiful cheese can cover just about anything deliciously.
Amir and Delani Jalali make nearly everything from scratch at their Redbird BBQ in Port Neches, from Caesar dressing to corn pudding.
Bark Barbecue Café and 2Fifty Texas BBQ mix Texas tradition and hospitality with touches from their Armenian and Salvadoran cultures, respectively.
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At white-tablecloth restaurants, Wagyu beef is more expensive, but it’s also cooked excellently, with techniques from dry-aging to sous vide.
Home cooks haven’t had many options in the lump charcoal and briquet market. Now a few Texas companies, including Franklin Barbecue, are offering better-made, more sustainable versions.
G Five Cattle & Meats in Sulphur Springs is creating steaks that are the closest thing to Japanese Wagyu our barbecue editor has seen.