A Century Ago, an Intense Barbecue Rivalry Pitted El Pasoans Against One Another

wall street barbecue illoBarbecue and squabbling go hand in hand. Arguing why my favorite place is better than yours is a sport (sometimes we at Texas Monthly act as referees), and barbecue families can be some of the fiercest competitors. In Lockhart, the departure of Kreuz Market in 1999 from the building that now houses Smitty’s may be the state’s most famous barbecue split. The Black family of Black’s BBQ in Lockhart had a spat before opening Terry Black’s Barbecue in Austin in 2014. And let’s not forget the couple of months in 2013 when two barbecue joints in Rockport both claimed to be the true Top 50 barbecue joint in town. This kind of infighting goes way back: more than a century ago, an El Paso dispute became…View Original Post

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