Burning Questions With Desert Oak Barbecue

When Richard and Suzanne Funk opened up the Desert Oak Barbecue truck back in 2015, our barbecue editor, Daniel Vaughn, believed their presence was exactly what the El Paso ‘cue scene was missing. Years later, the Funks have expanded to a brick and mortar, added tons of menu items, and are continuing to impress in far West Texas. Tell me about the first person who taught you about barbecue.  My wife Suzanne first introduced me to charcoal grilling when we were dating. This sparked my interest in cooking with live fire. I started experimenting with an offset smoker and eventually figured out how to cook a brisket. Throughout my journey, I had tips from other professional pitmasters—especially my friend John Lewis, who shared techniques that…View Original Post

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