Community 'Cue: An American Tradition

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The barbecue pits behind Kenney Hall are of the old-fashioned open pit construction.

The most important thing Robb Walsh realized in his travels is that he was looking for the wellsprings of American barbecue in the wrong places. The purpose of a barbecue restaurant is to make a profit, not to preserve culinary traditions. Restaurants aren't where American barbecue came from. In fact, the tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War. Read more in this week's cover story, "Community 'Cue." PHOTOS BY 1-7 COURTESY ROBB WALSH. PHOTOS 8-41 BY ERIC SAUSEDA

Published on July 11, 2012

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