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Houston’s Barbecue Scene Is Changing — For Better Or Worse

Some Houston pit masters say doing barbecue right is a dying art.

BBQ Brisket from Killens Barbecue

Barbecue is arguably one of the most popular cuisines in Texas, and Houston is no exception.

But some barbecue pit masters in the city say doing barbecue the “right” way is a dying art. That means cooking meat slow and low. It means focusing more on the meat at a time when some barbecue joints are hiring pastry chefs to step up their dessert game.

Back in April 2018, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin visited the annual 6th annual Houston Barbecue Festival in Humble to learn more what makes Houston’s barbecue culture unique.

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Maggie Martin

Maggie Martin

Producer, Houston Matters

Maggie Martin is a producer for Houston Matters, the award-winning public affairs radio program on News 88.7FM. Originally from upstate New York, Maggie started her public radio career at WFUV, Fordham University’s public radio station in New York City. She’s also worked with The Brian Lehrer Show at WNYC, On...

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