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Houston Chronicle barbecue columnist J.C. Reid, restaurant critic Alison Cook and food editor Greg Morago – discuss the favors, personalities and barbecue culture in Houston, across Texas and anywhere the pit smoke leads them.

BBQ State of Mind Houston Chronicle

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4, 31 Ratings

Houston Chronicle barbecue columnist J.C. Reid, restaurant critic Alison Cook and food editor Greg Morago – discuss the favors, personalities and barbecue culture in Houston, across Texas and anywhere the pit smoke leads them.

    Houston barbecue shoulders through pandemic

    Houston barbecue shoulders through pandemic

    A lot of things went away in our daily lives since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. A craving for barbecue was not among them.
    Smoked meat fans have been thinking about their favorite barbecue joints since we’ve been living stay-at-home lives – hungry for fatty brisket, pull-apart pork ribs and slick, peppery sausage. J.C. Reid and Greg Morago talk about the struggles of barbecue operators during the pandemic. We also touch on rising beef prices and what that means for your two-meat plate; vacuum-sealed barbecue to-go; and how barbecue dining will change as Texas moves to reopen restaurants.

     

     

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    • 34 min
    BONUS: Restaurants reopening? Greg Morago is ready — but wary

    BONUS: Restaurants reopening? Greg Morago is ready — but wary

    Dear BBQ SOM listeners: Co-host Greg Morago is alive and well, hunkered down at home, and itching for Houston's BBQ joints to get back to (a new) normal as the next few weeks unfold. Until then, enjoy this interview with Greg from our Coronavirus Chronicle podcast. Follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other podcast apps. 

    Recorded before the unveiling of Gov. Abbott's plan to gradually reopen the Texas economy, Ferrill's chat with the Chronicle food editor highlights the need for a safe re-emergence of Houston's restaurant and bar scene and how chefs and owners might pull it off.

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    • 17 min
    Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’

    Bonus: ‘I’ve never missed a Holy Week’

    We hope you have found the series of Coronavirus Chronicle bonus episodes informative and entertaining. Follow the show on . Click subscribe — it's free — to receive fresh episodes daily.  The Rev. Hannah Atkins Romero, rector of Trinity...

    • 15 min
    Bonus: Journalist, artist, historian: a photographer's view of the pandemic

    Bonus: Journalist, artist, historian: a photographer's view of the pandemic

    Today, we're sharing an episode of "Coronavirus Chronicle" with listeners. Previous episodes at available on . Houston Chronicle photojournalist Marie De Jesús illuminates the balancing act between keeping a safe distance and capturing the intimate,...

    • 14 min
    Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible

    Bonus: Disaster expert Angela Blanchard on making the Covid crisis visible

    Today, we're sharing an episode of our new podcast "Coronavirus Chronicle" with BBQ State of Mind listeners. Listen to previous episodes . Houstonians know all about hurricanes: Wind speed, the dirty side, the European models. But what do we need to...

    • 21 min
    JQ’s Tex Mex BBQ is flexing its birria muscle

    JQ’s Tex Mex BBQ is flexing its birria muscle

    In the realm of Mexican-infused Texas barbecue, JQ’s Tex Mex BBQ has managed to make a name for itself, even without an official brick and mortar location. The pop-up restaurant run by pitmaster/taquero Joseph Quellar and his partner Cindy Conde has...

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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It’s a unique trio. They know what they are talking about. Very informative.

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