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Barbecuing and Grilling

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Put Your Bib On for the Second Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

    In 2013, 1,300 people came out in the chilly windy weather to stuff themselves silly with brisket, sausage, turkey and more at the inaugural Houston Barbecue Festival. And this year, we're doing it all over again. The Second Annual Houston Barbecue Festival is back at Reliant Center on Sunday, Apr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Cool Off With Gazpacho & Lemon Souffle

    Photo courtesy of annaliberaMake a cool and refrshing gazpacho like the recipe from Blue Jean Gourmet.CultureMap Houston: Houston will soon be graced with the presence of one of Dessert Professional's top 10 pastry chefs in America. Roy Shvartzapel is a Houston native and is opening a bakery, Common ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 26, 2011

    An Aggie Tradition

    The Brisket House on Woodway serves up a College Station classic.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ray Busch of Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderRay Busch mans the barbecue pit.​Houston's most aromatic gas station is the Shell on Old Spanish Trail in Central South. It's right next door to Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack, a brand-new restaurant that's been pumping out mouthwatering smells and authentic Texas barbecue si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    A Side Lover's Lament

    ilovememphis​Stop right there before you head down to comment land at the bottom of the page and write, "You don't go to barbecue restaurants for the sides." Don't even think of writing that -- it's just a dumb thing to say. If barbecue restaurants don't want to be judged on their sides, then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Gilbert Arismendez of Phil's Texas Barbecue

    Photo by Tam Vo​We continue our chat with Gilbert Arismendez, the pitmaster of Phil's Texas Barbecue, to see how Phil's is trying to set itself apart from the local competition. The pitmaster will also give some expert smoking advice and discuss his favorite woods for smoking. EOW: Phil's is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Recipe: Lengua

    TLGB​ Lengua is one of those foods that might gross you out just by the sheer fact of what it is. Mom used to always just coat it in barbecue sauce, so the kids never knew what they were eating and gobbled it down with rice. Today it's still darn tasty, with a texture of well-cooked, soft (not ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Butcher Knows Best

    ​Before our recent New Orleans road trip, we asked a few friends about places to go in New Orleans. We got some expected answers, like Commander's Palace, Parasol's Po-boys, Central Grocery and August. But we also got suggestions along the lines of, "For the love of God, you must go see Butche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Dual Sausage Poor Boy

    ​A barbecue sausage poor boy is a novel idea to begin with, but a barbecue sausage poor boy made with two varieties of housemade links really gets my attention. That's the sandwich the counter man at Hungry Farmer barbecue restaurant on Crosstimbers recommended. He claimed that the restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Best Barbecued Brisket in Texas

    ​"What's the secret of smoking brisket?" I asked Cecil Sanchez, proprietor and pit boss at Mustang Creek B-B-Q, the source of my favorite barbecued brisket. "Practice," he said as he carved me some fatty-end meat for a sandwich. "I've been doing this every day for 30 years." I can't say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    A Palestinian-Texan BBQ Sandwich

    Photo by Robb Walsh​I ate a brisket and sausage sandwich the other day at the new Brookstreet BBQ location on Westheimer west of Beltway 8. Ever since I ate the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek BBQ in Louise, I have been trying to recreate the brisket and sausage sandwich at every barbecue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Comedy

    My brother Dave is a restaurant purveyor, and he once specialized in Chinese restaurants. Dave memorized the funniest lines from portly stand-up comic John Pinette's hilarious bit about being banned from the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet. Dave launches into the outraged Chinese restaurant-owner r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Landowner's Challenge at West Alabama Ice House

    Photos by J.C. Reid​The West Alabama Ice House recently hosted the final round of the "Win Texas Land" promotion sponsored by Lone Star Beer. The premise is simple: Pass various tests which prove your true Texan-ness and win some Texas land. Three finalists participated: Corey Lossing of Ingle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    The Worst Brisket I Ever Ate

    Photos by Robb Walsh​Sampling the goods at shade-tree barbecue stands is one of my favorite pursuits. So when I saw a smoking barbecue trailer with a crowd around it in a parking lot on Fry Road just north of the Katy Freeway last Saturday, I pulled over and checked it out. The sign advertised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    French-Vietnamese Open-Faced Sandwiches at Parisian Bakery

    Photo by Robb Walsh​The small banh mi rolls are six for a dollar at the Parisian Bakery next to the giant Viet Hoa supermarket in the Asian shopping center west of Beltway 8 at the Beechnut exit. While I was filling up a bag with the Vietnamese bolillos, I noticed some fine-looking savory past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Grilling Recipe: Kalbi Fajitas

    Photo by Robb WalshWhile I was working on this week's feature story, "Not So Clear Cut," I grilled a lot of different beef cuts fajita-style and asked my friends and family what they thought. The hands-down favorite at every taste test was the short rib meat. It was also the cheapest. I bought a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    PJ Stoops' Fishmonger's Booth

    Photo by Robb Walsh PJ Stoops has a fishmonger's booth at the Bayou City Farmer's Market at 3000 Richmond most Saturday mornings. He told me he lived in Lake Jackson and made the rounds of the docks where fishing boats pull in early in the morning. He buys good-looking fish right off the boat, vacu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    The Rodeo's Schedule Ain't What It Used To Be

    Alright, so blogging has caused us to pay a little more attention to the rodeo than we usually do, which isn't difficult to achieve, given how much attention we paid to it in the past.But what's up with the gap in scheduling? We thought these things were etched in stone: Go Texan Day, parade, and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Flavors of the 5th: Davis Meat Co. BBQ

    The barbecue at Davis Meat Co. on Lockwood is worthy of your attention. The brisket is tender, juicy and tastes fabulous on a sandwich. And the housemade coarsely-ground pork and beef link is one of the best sausages made within the city limits. Unfortunately, the pork ribs come from oversize slab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Thelma's Closed By Fire

    Nationally famous Thelma's Bar B Que at 1020 Live Oak closed due to a fire. The front of the business appeared as ramshackle as always, but a sign on the door announced the bad news. The rear of the building where the barbecue pit used to be was badly damaged as was the kitchen area. The old-fash ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 7, 2008
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    June 18, 2008
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    June 11, 2008
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    June 6, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
  • Dining

    March 23, 2006
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    August 25, 2005

    Texas Burger Binge

    Our food critic reports on the state of the Texas burger -- and recommends 18 you need to try immediately

  • Dining

    May 26, 2005

    Barbecue Identity Theft

    If it ain’t from Luling, why do they call it Luling City Market?

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Sunnyside Sup

    Reid's is an awesome barbecue time capsule

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Barbecue Restaurant

    Thelma's Bar-B-Que

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Dining

    August 21, 2003

    Barbecued Squid

    A special dish scores as the Seoul food of Korea Garden

  • News

    May 15, 2003
  • News

    May 1, 2003

    A Dozen Brisket Sandwiches

    The best black East Texas barbecue within an hour of downtown

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Drive-Thru

    Pappas Bar-B-Q

  • Dining

    May 16, 2002

    Wheat Meat

    Naturally Yours Café

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Asian Grocery

    Dynasty Supermarket

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Greater Houston's Greatest Pits

    Ten of the best old-fashioned barbecue pits within a one-hour drive of downtown Houston

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000
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    October 28, 1999

    Dish

    Hobbit's New Hole

  • Dining

    August 19, 1999

    Brilliant Korea

    At Nam Gang, flavors are anything but dull

  • Dining

    November 19, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    May 11, 1995
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    July 28, 1994

    The Church of the Immaculate Barbecue

    Heaven has its smoking pits too -- at New Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville

  • Dining

    May 26, 1994
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