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Houstonia Magazine: Of Pork and Preachers

Reverend Jimmie Cobbin photos by O. Rufus Lovett

“Once you start to see the connection between African American barbecue and religion, it pops up everywhere. When I attended services at Reverend Hodge’s church one Sunday, I met a guest preacher named Reverend Jimmie Cobbin. After I asked him if he ever cooked barbecue, he smiled and said, ‘Funny you should ask.’ As it turned out, Cobbin operated a barbecue stand in Richmond called Jimmie’s Ribs for several years.”

Read the article “Of Pork and Preachers” at or look for the first issue of Houstonia Magazine on newstands and supermarket magazine racks all over Houston.

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