Wichita Falls

Interview: Allen Prine of Prine’s BBQ

Owner/Pitmaster: Prine’s Barbecue, opened 1925 Age: 61 Smoker: Wood-fired brick pit Wood: Oak Like many third generation pitmasters, Allen Prine was a reluctant one. He had grander plans than working for dad, but now he is the bearer of the family barbecue torch. His granddad Harry Prine Sr. passed away long ago and he just lost his father, Harry Prine Jr. three years ago. When Harry Prine Sr. opened the place in 1925 the population…

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Cattle Driving for BBQ

I cursed the Dallas traffic as I tried to get out of town on a rainy Tuesday morning. Secluded fields and old river crossings were my destination, and I was eager to leave the city behind me. I wanted to find the best barbecue along North Texas’s historic cattle trails. What was supposed to be a pleasant and scenic drive was literally clouded with a light but relentless drizzle covering the windshield. My hopes that…