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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  • 4 days ago | Barbecue

    In this weekly series we're visiting the many smokehouses that call Houston and its surrounding suburbs home, along the way testing their mettle and judging their brisket (among other things). This column aims to highlight both the restaurants and...

  • 11 days ago | Barbecue

    As much as any aspect of Texas barbecue, regionality plays perhaps the most prominent role in any pitmaster's portfolio of smoked meat. The protein, preparation and flavor preferences of each region vary in ways both subtle and overt. From the who...

  • 12 days ago | Here, Eat This

    What's better than chicken and waffles? Try adding fruity pebbles and condensed milk. Now make them red velvet cake waffles. Now make it General Tso fried chicken. OK, so we went a little crazy. But that's kind of the point at the newly opened Tas...

  • 17 days ago | Barbecue

    Season One of the Texas-centric barbecue show, BBQuest, produced by Beef Loving Texans, the organization dedicated to promoting Texas beef and the ranchers who raise it, is now streaming on Hulu. The four-episode first season dedicated an episode ...

  • 18 days ago | Bakeries

    In this weekly series we're visiting the many smokehouses that call Houston and its surrounding suburbs home, along the way testing their mettle and judging their brisket (among other things). This column aims to highlight both the restaurants and...

  • 25 days ago | Here, Eat This

    Smoke plus meat is a winning combination as old as our ability to create fire and manipulate its heat for cooking. Once used as a method of preservation, the act of smoking raw meat has evolved into a sophisticated and ancient art form. Like all t...

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