Brisket Tips from the Chef Who Wrote the Book!


In our fast-paced, info overloaded world, time is a luxury. But, if you truly take barbecuing and smoking seriously, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch a true BBQ master guide you through his techniques to achieve the ‘gold standard’ in brisket.



Southwestern Fare with a Quaint Courtyard at Zinc

Zinc Bistro has been at the top of my list in San Antonio for a variety of reasons. The food is fabulous AND incredibly reasonable in price. Zinc is also home to one of the most diverse wine lists in all of the Alamo City…



Real Texas Bar-B–Q Thrives at Rudy’s!

It’s safe to say with over 25 years of serving South Texas, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q is an edible institution, and I’ve been a fan since Day 1. Home to the best Texas Beef Brisket hands down where, depending upon the time of year, they go thru over 100 juicy slabs per day!



Cash In on Ice Cold Cocktails at Zinc

Cool, sophisticated and equipped with one of the most extensive wine lists in San Antonio, it’s ‘see and be seen’ at Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar in historic downtown. Here you’ll just as easily rub elbows with the movers & shakers of San Antonio as you will the tourists – it’s just one of those spots!


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There’s No Topping Tacodeli!

Endless farm-to-table options with a delicious spread from Austin-bred Tacodeli. Folks outside the city limits may not be quite as familiar, but they’re a locally sourced, family-owned taco franchise that has been a staple in our state capital for over 15 years!



H-E-B Ciao Italia Wine Finds!

The taste of Italy returns to your local H-E-B this October! Our universal love of all things Italian most definitely extends to the country’s wine selection. Here’s a few of those ‘import varietals’ to keep an eye out for during H-E-B’s Ciao Italia celebration…


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Finger Foods for Football Fans

We’ve got quite a spread for your next game day gathering! Crowd-pleasing comfort foods from some fan favorites in Houston.



Quick & Easy Weekday Casseroles Kicked Up!

It’s the return of routine, along with schedule-friendly foods that practically make themselves. Find a great week night meal solution in homemade casserole! Whatever you don’t finish is good to freeze and reheat for some awesome leftovers…



Rollback Prices Twice a Week at Las Palapas!

One of my very favorite Mexican restaurants has been serving San Antonio since 1981, and twice a week the prices reflect this inaugural year. If I’ve been traveling and haven’t been home, this is the FIRST thing I crave when I return…Las Palapas!


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Texas Creole Game Day Fixin’s

It’s football season–FINALLY! Also known as a time for foodies to get their roster of game day snacks in order. Brennan’s of Houston’s Executive Chef Danny Trace (an enthusiastic Houston Texans fan!) shared a few of his go-to recipes for tailgating and entertaining.



Celebrating 40 Years of The County Line!

Carnivores delight! County Line offers finger-lickin’ fare in a pinch with their BBQ Emergency Kit – especially great for tailgate parties and those occasions when you just don’t feel like cooking. Their delicious smoked barbecue has been a staple in South TX going on 40 years!



Change Up Grilled Chicken with Chimichurri!

Bring on the spice! Just imagine…the taste of Argentina in your own backyard this tailgate season. We’re at the H-E-B Montrose Market working with one of the most buzzable spices right now – Chimichurri.



It’s Patio Time at The Grove!

With a new downtown location now open off of W. Sixth St., there’s no better time to kick back at The Grove. This impressive wine bar and eclectic New American kitchen has a diverse menu. As long as it’s fresh, in season and of a certain quality, you may find it here!



Generations of True Texas Barbecue from Terry Black’s

Surely you’ve heard of the amazing BBQ at Terry Black’s. Together this family has been in the barbecue biz for nearly 100 years! TB’s new location on Barton Springs in Austin plays host to the legendary Black’s brisket, GIANT short ribs, jalapeño cheese sausage and so much more…


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