Burning Questions With Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

At 17 years old, Eliana Gutierrez is the youngest female pitmaster in the Texas barbecue game, but she already has the passion and wisdom of a pro. Since she first experienced Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Eliana has been dedicated to the craft—and the joint. Valentina’s is home to a combination of the two most Texan cuisines, so it’s no surprise that it landed a top spot in Eliana’s heart, as well as on our most recent Top 50 list. Tell me about the first person who taught you about barbecue. The first person who taught me about barbecue was [Valentina’s owner] Miguel Vidal. He may not have been the first person to introduce me to barbecue—I credit that to my father—but the first person who…View Original Post

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