A Texas barbecue legend has passed away:
We're sad to hear the news out of Taylor, Texas, that pitmaster, Vencil Mares, has passed. Taylor Cafe won't be the same without Mr. Mares greeting customers at the door. Here's a short film about Mr. Mares and his legendary joint. https://t.co/Ja02UW6ibr
— Foodways Texas (@foodwaysTX) November 24, 2019
Vencil Mares was honored with the key to the city of Taylor two weeks before his passing. His ninety-sixth birthday, which he celebrated November 10, was declared Vencil Mares Day.
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