The Legend of Joe Burney

The following is a short excerpt from a Foodways Texas oral history project recounting the life of Houston barbecue legend, Joe Burney. Karen Mayberry: My father, Joe Burney was born March 5, 1903 in Baldwin, Louisiana. He moved to Houston and got a job “in service” which meant working as…

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Millheim Father’s Day BBQ

Here’s some images by O. Rufus Lovett from last year’s Father’s Day BBQ at Millheim. I’ll be out there early in the morning! Come say hello. BBQ is served at 11 am–$10 a plate. Plenty of co’ beer on hand. Gambling for homemade cakes. See you there! Millheim Harmonie Verein’s…

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The Oldest BBQ in Texas

Cat Springs Agricultural Society has been holding a community barbecue out back behind the German dance hall for over 150 years. This is the oldest barbecue tradition in Texas. Here’s a message from Marilyn at Cat Springs Dance Hall for those who may want to come and take photos before…

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Nickel BBQ

“Just Good Food” is the name of the new BBQ trailer that’s parked in a vacant lot at the corner of Lyons and St. Elmo in the Fifth Ward. The trailer is open from 11 to 6, closed Sundays. Call 832 322 8428 for details. Political candidate and community organizer,…

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Beef Ribs Are Hot

Beef ribs are in the spotlight lately. It’s all about the flavor: a well-cooked beef rib is just as succulent as a perfectly cooked brisket, but with a softer, silkier texture. Louis Mueller’s in Taylor has been cooking beef ribs since they opened. And Pecan Lodge in Dallas has gotten…

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BBQ Season

Tomorrow is Father’s Day–and I will be celebrating as usual at the Annual Millheim Father’s Day Barbecue. Come eat some barbecued beef, pork and mutton and gamble for cakes at the cake walk. Millheim Harmonie Verein’s Annual Father’s Day Barbecue Father’s Day Millheim Harmonie Verein’s Dance Hall 3384 FM 949…

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Houstonia Magazine: Of Pork and Preachers

“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…

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