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Big Daddy’s Ribs & BBQ

Jun 10, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

So often when you find the Kansas City staple on a Texas menu, it’s just cubed up fatty brisket with some extra seasoning or sauce added. The fatty morsels at Big Daddy’s were surrounded by an intense bark and smoked to a transformative point. Biting through the sometimes tough outer…

The Innocent Man, Part One

Jan 21, 2013 By Pamela Colloff

The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.

Still Life

Jan 20, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

A violent tackle in a high school football game paralyzed John McClamrock for life. His mother made sure it was a life worth living.

The New Carolina Barbecue

Aug 23, 2016 By Daniel Vaughn

Barbecue in the Carolinas means pork, but it’s not just any pile of pulled pig that’s revered in eastern North Carolina. Whole hogs cooked over wood fill the legendary pit houses in this part of the state. It’s the traditional route, but it’s harder to execute than pork shoulders, which are…

Big Daddy’s Ribs & BBQ

Jun 12, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

In a renovated gas station that looks more like a former Blockbuster with a colorful sign that evokes Baskin Robbins, sits Big Daddy’s Ribs & BBQ. It opened last year along a widened El Dorado Parkway on the east side of Lake Dallas where suburbia has overtaken anything resembling lake-related…