How the ancient tradition of smoking meat over charcoal grew into a distinct form here in the U.S.A.
I almost don’t want to share this, as Valentina’s is my favorite “secret” barbecue spot in town.
Every five years, Texas Monthly “dispatches a team of trained eaters to travel around Texas incognito, ingesting huge amounts of barbecue. Their goal is to visit as many of the state’s approximately two thousand barbecue joints as possible in order to come up with a list of the fifty best.”
Only 18 from 2008 are made the list five years later.