We thought Corkscrew BBQ in Spring, TX would be a good little trip from Houston. Once we got there, we realized that we didn’t budget nearly enough time for the trip.
Arriving at Terry Black’s Barbecue during dinner time led to a thirty-minute wait. It also led to an opportunity to notice a few things about the place.
la Barbecue in Austin, TX shares a building with an Quickie Pickie, a combination that gives off the feeling of a high-end gas station mini-mart.
There are plenty of regional variations in American barbecue. But there might not be a stranger style — or one that’s more difficult to make — than Monroe County Pork Shoulder from Monroe County, Kentucky.
We didn’t make it to Cy Quarles’ Mr. BBQ & More before it closed for good, but we did find the chance to practice some barbecue anthropology.
You get to towns like Bryan, Texas by driving long miles. You drive past grazing cattle. You drive past trees of oak and mesquite. You drive past the ingredients, what the barbecue is made of.