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THE GIVE AND THE TAKE

Mow your lawn regularly. That house behind it is where your family lives, be proud of it. Understand what’s important and understand what isn’t. Then give attention accordingly. Be good to your kids. Your daily actions have a singular ability to help them become bright, confident leaders or people with ...

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BURGERZILLA

A couple years back, I remember asking my buddy Skinny what he did with his leftover brisket. Skinny is sort of my good ol’ boy ‘cue mentor and has routinely smoked 6-8 briskets for every Longhorn tailgate since he was about 2 years old. He knows his shit. And his beef. And I figured there would be times when he had ...

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SANTA MARIA TRI TIP: BARBECUE’S MOST DESERVING STEP CHILD

Living in Texas, I’ve been privy to many, many debates on the true origin of quality barbeque: Central Texas, West Texas, East Texas. Then usually some unfortunate soul mentions some other state or town in the south and is shouted out of the room. Texans are dogmatic about their barbeque, and admittedly I am no ...

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ALL THE OBSERVANT CATHOLICS IN THE HOUSE, WHO FOLLOW THE LITURGICAL CALENDAR AND THEREFORE ARE AVOIDING MEAT IN OBSERVANCE OF LENT OR JUST BECAUSE IT’S A FRIDAY AND THAT’S WHAT CATHOLICS SOMETIMES DO, SAY “HO-O!”

This is a post about fish. First, let me say that I don’t limit my diet in any way for any reason: allergic, religious or otherwise. In fact, just about my only religious conviction about food is that it taste good. There’s just too many things in the world that provide too much tasty joy for me to willingly block myself ...

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A RETURN TO THINGS OUTSIDE

Living in Texas, you essentially have three seasons: hot, warm, and beef, beef season lasting year round. So you can basically get outside and cook at any point of the year, depending on your tolerance of the occasional cold spell or the not so occasional stifling heat and humidity. That said, there is something about ...