Carlos Brandon

Carlos Brandon

Houston Press contributor Carlos Brandon is a freelance writer, blogger, and self proclaimed Houston hip hop historian. He contributes to various publications and can usually be found haggling with food truck cooks or talking politics on the METRO Rail.

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  • 1 day ago | Barbecue

    Sugar Land is spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. The massive and affluent suburb turned micro-metropolis has more respectable culinary diversity than most areas outside the loop — thanks in large part to its sizable Indian, East Asian and...

  • 8 days ago | Barbecue

    We're stepping way, way, way outside the loop this week for a special edition of Smoked Out. As far out as New Braunfels, for a floating the river, summer day trip to the Hill Country kind of barbecue review. Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que is a C...

  • 13 days ago | Bayou City

    "What It Mean?", the latest single by underground Houston rapper BuddieRoe, tackles the artist's frustration with rampant gun violence in his community and his own loss of friends. The emotional track is a sonic departure for Roe, whose mellow and...

  • 15 days ago | Barbecue

    The decision to include Goode Company Barbecue in this column was somewhat labored over. While the 42-year old smokehouse — and Goode family name — are something of a Houston institution, the decline in their barbecue quality has been well, and ha...

  • 22 days ago | Barbecue

    As Texas barbecue goes, smoked brisket is king. Sliced, moist and fall apart tender, it's both a protein and technique that separates Texas from the pulled pork and rib traditions of the South and Midwest from Kansas City to Charleston. And yet, w...

  • 29 days ago | Barbecue

    Scott Moore and partner Michelle Holland don't just own one of the 50 best barbecue joints in Texas (top 10 in our books). They also founded Texas' first bean-to-bar craft chocolatier. What's more, both businesses are under the same roof. Hel...

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