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2008 Texas Hill Country Barbecue Bender

My father attended grad school at the University of Texas in the late ‘60s. Every spring, my father, brother and I converge on Austin to gorge on barbecue, driving through nearby Hill Country to...
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Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que: Memories + Mesquite in Llano

We arrived in “the deer capital of Texas” to find a row of motorcycles parked outside Cooper’s and a line of customers near their impressive mesquite smokers. Seven or eight years ago, we ate...
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Cooper’s Pit Bar-B-Q: Trying to Recapture Taste Bud Bliss

When my friend Ben was moving from San Francisco to New York over Fourth of July weekend in 2003, I joined him in Austin to feast on Central Texas barbecue, the best there is....