Pat Bell's archive

 What’s the best barbecue? I get asked this question almost daily. Being that tastes vary from region to region and person to person, I thought the best thing for me to do was to put together a list of my favorite barbecue.

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BBQ Stuffed Turkey, pork loin stuffed with boudin and cream cheese, swineapple

I declare barbecue season open for business. This is the time of year when friends and family spend time together in the great outdoors and/or their backyards centered around fun summer activities and their desired cooking apparatus. Many folks incorporate some sort of mixture of meat and fire into their meals during the season.

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Pat Bell and Louis Mueller

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Houston BBQ Festival at NRG Park. I bought VIP tickets the day they were released and waited anxiously the morning of the event to set off on I-10 in search of Houston’s best barbecue. There were roughly two dozen restaurants providing a wide variety of smoky goodness. 

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Brad Klein

Wow! It’s been a great couple of weeks in my barbecue journey. It started in February with judging the KCBS Shotgun Fred’s BBQ Cook Off in Huntsville. Sixty-one teams participated, and wouldn’t you know it, the ice storm in Dallas had us short judges. This means we had to “suffer” through additional meats in each category, plus we judged “chef’s choice” and dessert. I had the pleasure of eating the single best piece of chicken I have ever tasted.

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