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BBQ |
March 10, 2017

When Barbecue Was Against the Law

A Denison newspaper described Al Hall as “a magnificent specimen of physical manhood.” When a local alderman pistol-whipped him during an argument at Hall’s barbecue joint in 1891, Hall retaliated with two swift punches to the face, sending the alderman home in a carriage. “Blood flowed quite freely,” noted The

Energy |
March 9, 2017

Paying Energy Forward

Ever been in line at Starbucks, stepped up to pay, and learned that the gentleman in front of you bought your latte? Maybe it’s an iced latte during the Texas summers, but this type of thing happens, folks. There’s no doubt that Texas boasts hospitality, manners, and we love to

BBQ |
March 9, 2017

BBQ News: 02/24 – 03/09

– Brisket and pickle pizza alert: Brisket pizza dreams https://t.co/SefzsYeiRm — Eater Austin (@EaterAustin) March 7, 2017 – The BBQ Recon team headed out to the Brotherton/LeRoy pop-up in Pflugerville and filed a report.– Stiles Switch in Austin is hosting 39 bands in 4 days

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March 3, 2017

J. Tribble

With over 50 unique styles, our sink bases have proven to be a valuable asset for designers with a discerning eye, and for homeowners looking for something truly distinctive.

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March 1, 2017

Best Ethnic Cuisine in Houston

Though it’s only the fourth most populated American city, Houston recently surpassed New York City as the most racially and culturally diverse metropolis in the nation. A product of the city’s diversity is an abundance of ethnic food. If your palate is adventurous and you’re thinking about making Houston your

BBQ |
February 23, 2017

BBQ News: 02/17 – 02/23

– A tasty dose of home-schooling, Central Texas style: BBQ Thursday Road Trip: Taylor and Austin #bbq #texas https://t.co/6DSOvmjnjQ — Kelly Yandell (@KellyYandell) February 19, 2017 – Alison Cook declares in the Houston Chronicle, that the addition of Pinkerton’s Barbecue means “Houston’s barbecue

BBQ |
February 21, 2017

Wood Cooking in West Texas

From the view on either side of the highway, Notrees—the town between Kermit and Odessa—seems to have been born of the simplest observation. Not much out here grows any higher than cotton. Heading further north, they don’t even have the luxury of scrubby mesquite. So if you’re going to cook barbecue

BBQ |
February 16, 2017

BBQ News: 02/10 – 02/16

– Houston BBQ joint owner involved in high speed chase: – J C Reid makes the case for Houston as a hotbed for barbecue “startups” with Pappas Charlie’s as a shining example.– Houston Food Finder searched the city for spots that are making their own sausage, and have provided

BBQ |
February 14, 2017

I Say DeMaria, You Say DiMaria

In 1891, the S.S. Utopia departed Italy, headed for America. The ship, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who boarded the Utopia in Naples or Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sunk the Utopia in just twenty minutes, and 562 passengers

BBQ |
February 13, 2017

Interview: Christine Jones of Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ

Owner/Pitmaster: Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ; Opened 2000Age: 53Smoker: Indirect Heat Wood-Fired PitWood: Mesquite and PecanRecords line the wall above the bar at Christine’s Blues ‘N BBQ. As soap operas played silently on the television, I asked her where all the good music was. With a smile, as if she thought nobody would

BBQ |
February 9, 2017

BBQ News: 02/03 – 02/09

– Do you know which sausage is the loudest? “Science is all too often stereotyped as academic and aloof, and I am passionate about dispelling that.” https://t.co/cbXrbZE0m7 — Extra Crispy (@extracrispy) February 5, 2017 – The Sausage King of Austin will be crowned on February

BBQ |
February 8, 2017

Texas Rangers Announce a BBQ Signing

On opening day of the 2018 Texas Rangers season, you’ll be able to enjoy a Kreuz Market sausage before the game. Texas Live!, a new dining and entertainment development is coming to Arlington. Situated between Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium, the $250 million project will house the third location

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February 7, 2017

The Iron Cowboy: Jess Lockwood

Justin McBride arrived at Cody Lambert’s Bowie, Texas, ranch shortly before 7 a.m. late last summer. The two-time PBR World Champion bull rider headed into Lambert’s bunk house to make himself a cup of coffee while the PBR’s Director of Livestock was out working in the arena when he heard

BBQ |
February 7, 2017

Smoked in Texas: Gut Pak at Vitek’s

The Gut Pak is to Waco what rings of smoked sausage are to Lockhart. It’s part of the city’s barbecue identity. A Gut Pak is smoked sausage, barbecue, beans, and cheese, and a few other items piled high atop a mess of Fritos, making this the huskier cousin of a Frito pie.Sometime in

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February 3, 2017

InSight Gallery

InSight Gallery represents a select group of the finest painters and sculptors living and working today in landscape, figurative, still life, impressionistic, wildlife, sporting and Western Art.

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February 3, 2017

Custom Handmade Boots come with Boot Ranch Membership

By now it’s no secret that membership at Boot Ranch comes with some serious perks, from access to one of the top 10 golf courses in Texas, to unparalleled service from staff, multi-generational access for three generations of family, and of course, homes built to the highest standards of construction,

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February 3, 2017

Meet Our Members: Chris and Andrea Dvorachek

Some say that the best way to find love is to stop looking, or in some cases, to not look at all. Banker Chris Dvorachek wasn’t actively searching for a retreat from his family’s busy Houston lifestyle, but when Boot Ranch member Will Perry introduced him to Boot Ranch, it

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February 3, 2017

Imagine What’s Possible

The Daltile brand name has been synonymous with quality products and outstanding service for almost 70 years, offering the most multifaceted selection in the industry.