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BBQ State of Mind

Mar 5, 2019

Pitmasters Jim Buchanan of Buck's Barbeque Co., Arash Kharat of Beaver's and Ara Malekian of Harlem Road Texas BBQ discuss pairing barbecue and wine with Alison, Chris and Chronicle wine columnist...

Feb 15, 2019

With solid restaurant experience and a hard-earned degree from University of Houston’s Hilton College, Randy Duncan decided to go all in on his own business. He got his start tent catering, feeding wrestling fans in Katy and now he’s about to build a big new barbecue joint. He shares his story with Chris, Alison...

Feb 6, 2019

Brett’s Barbecue Shop has Katy all fired up.Chris, Alison and Greg chat with owner and pit boss Brett Jackson about his newfound barbecue stardom, and his path that includes a rare apprenticeship at the famed Louie Mueller Barbecue. 

Dec 27, 2018

The competition route is how a good number of amateur barbecue enthusiasts wind up smoking meat for a living. Joey Victorian is among those who made that transition. He shares his story with Chris, Alison and Greg.

Dec 17, 2018



Brothers Robin and Terry Wong, with partner Quy Hoang, grew a following by smoking meat at a karaoke bar. Now they’re opening their own restaurant. In the new Bellaire digs, the trio discusses their path with Chris and Greg.