International BBQ

São Paulo Barbecue

When I booked a trip to São Paulo, Brazil for my family and me it wasn’t for barbecue. We were traveling for spring break, but I had heard about a Texas style barbecue restaurant in the city called BOS BBQ. I was figuring out a way to break it to my wife that one of our dinners in Brazil would be Texas barbecue when the restaurant’s chef, André de Luca, announced on their social media accounts that they…

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Texas Barbecue Has Become One of Our Greatest Exports

The international food scene is seeing a trend in opening authentic, American-style barbecue joints. “We aren’t just selling food, we’re selling American culture. Eating at our restaurant is an American experience.” That’s what Craig White told CNN a few years back when the news outlet profiles his Tokyo barbecue restaurant White Smoke. White, a native Texan, learned the craft of smoking meat from Wayne Mueller at Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, and during a conversation…

Mexican/Canadian BBQ

I was on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I should have been looking for local seafood or hidden gem taquerias, but it was a sign that read “BBQ” that caught my eye during the cab ride from the airport to our hotel. The following day I tracked down the JD’s BBQ outpost near the beach (there are two locations in town) because I had to see the menu. Brisket, ribs, pulled pork…why not? When was…