A New Yorker’s Romance With Texas BBQ

Growing up in NY, real Texas BBQ (pretty much any BBQ for that matter) just wasn’t something I was ever exposed to.  I went to culinary school and was never really exposed to it there, either.  So, I entered adulthood not really understanding what I was missing. The first few times someone dragged me to a BBQ joint when I moved to Virginia the experience consisted of shredded pork (which is pretty popular in that area of the country) or a chain restaurant, neither of which I enjoyed very much. […]