BBQ

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October 18, 2021

Texas Monthly’s BBQ Passport

Editor’s NoteYes, the Texas Monthly Barbecue Passport is back! If you raced from Amarillo to Brownsville to complete every stop on the 2017 version, your challenge this barbecue season spans from Beaumont to El Paso. Maybe your U.S. passport (that dusty one in the drawer with the blue cover) hasn’t

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September 21, 2021

Burning Questions With Hurtado Barbecue

After making a name for himself hosting pop-up events, Brandon Hurtado finally opened his brick-and-mortar in February 2020. Hurtado Barbecue drew two hundred customers on opening day—and then the pandemic set in. Through the shutdown and the beef shortage that followed, Hurtado has remained resilient.

True Crime |
September 9, 2021

Who Shot Walker Daugherty?

A shoot-out at a Big Bend ranch captured the nation’s attention: first as an alleged ambush by undocumented migrants, then as a fear-mongering hoax. The real story is much more mysterious.

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July 13, 2021

Burning Questions With Ray’s BBQ Shack

Ray Busch’s barbecue obsession, coupled with his Houston pride, makes Ray’s BBQ Shack the go-to joint for traditional H-Town barbecue.Tell me about the first person who taught you about barbecue. Mr. River Falls was a Houston legend back in the sixties, seventies, and eighties. He taught me everything I know.

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June 29, 2021

Burning Questions With Smokey Joe’s BB-Q

Kris Manning of Smokey Joe’s BB-Q in Dallas is no less than barbecue-obsessed. Ever since he was a kid, he’s been trying to emulate the top-notch ’cue he grew up eating. Now that he’s a professional pitmaster, it just keeps getting better and better. Tell me about the first

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June 8, 2021

Burning Questions With Fargo’s Pit BBQ

Fargo’s Pit BBQ first entered the Texas Monthly barbecue scene back in 2013, when pitmaster Alan Caldwell first showed us his straight-shooting character in an interview with barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. It wasn’t until the next year that Alan even allowed us a look at his mysterious

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May 25, 2021

Burning Questions With Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue

After selling their family landscaping business in Tucson, Mallory and Arnis Robbins moved to Texas with no plans to make a name for themselves in Texas barbecue. But in 2015, the couple opened a highway-side food trailer (named after their daughter, Evie Mae). The joint quickly rose in the ranks,