The BBQ Shop
You can see New Mexico while standing in the gravel parking in front of The BBQ Shop on the east edge of Farwell. It’s not a place you just happen upon, unless you’re driving from Lubbock to Clovis, New Mexico. Chances are you’d be disappointed if you came here unplanned anyway. By the door, a bold sign with red letters explains it all. “Open Thursdays 7:00am until the food is gone! Cash or checks only.” Yes, that’s one day a week, and the barbecue is usually gone by noon. Call it the Snow’s BBQ of West Texas.
Method: Live oak in a wood-fired rotisserie
Pitmaster: Kelly Mimms
The smell of manure hit me when I broke the seal of the rental car door in Farwell, Texas. Just a mile and a half south of town is a sprawling cattle feedlot, and traveling the ninety minutes from Amarillo I drove through towns like Bovina and Hereford. Just by the names you now they’re not growing tulips out …