The BBQ Shop in Farwell couldn't get any further west and still be in Texas. Founded along the New Mexico border in 2010 by Kelly and Judy Mimms, the joint became a Thursday tradition for many since that was the only day it was open. The BBQ Shop has gone through some painful changes. Judy passed away last year, and Kelly had to take a step back. Their son Steve Perry and his wife Rita have come in to keep the place going and expand their hours. Now they can also be found serving from their food truck across the border in Clovis, New Mexico, but you better believe this is Texas barbecue.
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The tradition of using direct heat to cook barbecue might be disappearing across the state, but it's alive and well at Ronnie's BBQ in Johnson City. For more than thirty years, Ronnie Weiershausen has manned the flames over coals in the pits outside while his wife, Cindy, rules the inside of their joint, where the regulars line up every day for lunch. "It's simple, but there's a lot of hard work to it," says Ronnie, who adds: "I'm hard-headed, and I think that's the way to cook."
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Big Cat BBQ sits just outside of Austin, in the Hill Country suburb of Cedar Park. It's named for its owner, James Jones, whose nickname is—you guessed it—“Big Cat.” In 2015, Jones opened Big Cat with an emphasis on traditional barbecue style, emphasizing slow cooking, classic meats, and staying far away from such monstrosities as garden salads, heavy helpings of cheese, and anything on an artisan-baked bun.
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