Posts Tagged ‘Calvin Trillin’

The Texas Taste-Off: Rating Texas Monthly’s Top Smokehouse Briskets

My friend and smoke master Jim Shahin had been planning this taste-off  since last fall when he smuggled four briskets back from Texas following a business trip. Not just any briskets, either, but slabs from four of the five top-performing smokehouses in Texas Monthly's most recent survey. (Registration required.) His cache of meats included deckle […]

Food News You Can Use: Where in the World Is Frank Morales?

Michael Landrum gobbles up more kitchen talent It didn't take Frank Morales long to land on his feet. Just weeks after parting ways with Jackie Greenbaum and her industrial go-go/modern American eatery, Jackie's in Silver Spring, Morales found a new gig. It's our lead item in this edition of Food News You Can Use: Michael Landrum […]

Dear Calvin Trillin: You’re Wrong About Arthur Bryant’s

Before I moved to Texas and spent more than a decade exploring the Lone Star State's smoked meat houses, I lived for two years in Kansas City, the cow town prized for its fountains and its ability to keep another liquid — alcohol — flowing during Prohibition.  I still have an strong affinity for K.C., […]

Calvin Trillin on the Best Little Smokehouse in Texas

If you need any more evidence that Calvin Trillin is one of the best food writers ever, period, end of story, I offer up his latest piece in The New Yorker in which he profiles Snows BBQ, the surprise winner of Texas Monthly's "Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas" survey. Check out this money graf: […]