Why the Texoma Region Is Worth a Barbecue Tour

texoma-bbq-trailDenison, about 75 miles north of Dallas, boasts the birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Lake Texoma Dam, and the world’s best bourbon (really) at Ironroot Republic Distillery. It’s also where a personal barbecue hero of mine took a stand more than a century ago. Denison’s Al Hall fought to allow the sale of barbecue in Sundays at his and other local barbecue joints in 1891. Despite the deep smoked-meat history, the Texoma region, which stretches from Denison west to Gainesville, is rarely on the agenda for barbecue road trips. I’ve spent many summer weekends on Lake Texoma with my family, but rarely do I get off the water and out to explore the barbecue. That changed when we left Dallas (and a home…View Original Post

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