Monthly Archives: January 2012

Texas Daily Photo: Feast Of The Epiphany In Lubbock Texas

Rolled out to Lubbock Texas last week for a combination of barbecue research and to help cook a Feast Of The Epiphany supper for an old chef buddy’s family; the Walters. I’ll be writing more about this later but for … Continue reading

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How To Smoke A Two Pound Pork Chop On Your Backyard Smoker

I’ve been getting into smoking smaller hunks of meat lately. For years I had no interest in a piece of flesh unless it was in the 15-25 pound range but of late, I’ve been scaling it back. To wit: A … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Storm’s Drive In Lampasas Texas

Robbie IraDell Storm (born 1911)  passed away on New Years Day back in 2009. She was a remarkable woman. Born IraDell Upton, she was the 3rd of 10 children born to Ira Upton. I stumbled upon a hilarious anecdote she … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Josie’s Burritos #4 In Lubbock Texas

High dollar Mexican food in Lubbock, Texas? Yes. Josie’s Burritos is a legendary Mexican joint out on the western plains of the great state. It’s been around forever and has always been known as a good 24/7 source for big, … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: 24 Oz Ribeye Smoked With Hickory

Easy backyard ribyeye steak. Call Longhorn Meats, order 24 oz ribeye, build big fire in smoker, drive to Longhorn, pick up beef, bring home, crust with salt and pepper, char thoroughly on one side, flip, place on opposite side of … Continue reading

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Dirty Birds Barbecue In Austin Texas: Food Trailer On The East Side

Surprise! Another food trailer not keeping their hours. I loaded up the crew in the old Econoline and headed over to Dirty Birds Barbecue, which is located in a little food trailer courtyard on East Cesar Chavez, today at lunch. … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Giant Pork Shoulder For Tamales

A glorious 10lb pork shoulder prior to being converted into an enormous batch of tamales. Pork from Longhorn Meat, masa from Fiesta, Hickory wood from Bell County, corn shucks from Fiesta, salt from a big blue Morton’s box, cumin from … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Time Stands Still For No One

This photo was taken at Charlies Steakhouse in Pflugerville Texas. I’m writing an article about the closure of this restaurant and have been sorting through some old files this weekend. I’d love to know the story behind this yellowing calendar … Continue reading

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The Redemption Of John Mueller

Surveying the landscape of Austin Texas’ exploding food scene is something I do each and everyday. But it is nice, once every few months, to take the measure of our town, one of the great cities of the world, in … Continue reading

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