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Houston barbecue mania, cool Texas crafts and Pixar's latest success lead the week's top stories

Barbecue mania and cool Texas crafts lead the week's top stories

Brookstreet Barbecue BBQ
The upcoming Montrose barbecue restaurant serves brisket, pulled pork, sausage and St. Louis-cut ribs. Photo by Eric Sandler
Hemlock and Heather Texas Reclaimed Wood at West Elm
Austin-based Hemlock and Heathers' wall hangings are part of the “Best of Local” assortment at West Elm. Photo courtesy of West Elm
Pinkerton Barbecue Heights exterior
This building on Airline will soon be home to Pinkerton's Barbecue. Photo by Eric Sandler
Scene from The Good Dinosaur
Get the inside scoop on Pixar's latest film, The Good Dinosaur. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Lindale Park sign in entrance to neighborhood
Lindale Park is one of Houston's most affordable neighborhoods. RedFin.com
Brookstreet Barbecue BBQ
Hemlock and Heather Texas Reclaimed Wood at West Elm
Pinkerton Barbecue Heights exterior
Scene from The Good Dinosaur
Lindale Park sign in entrance to neighborhood

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. Popular barbecue restaurant coming to gorgeous stone house in Montrose. Get the inside scoop on the hot new barbecue joint that's heading to Montrose Boulevard in spring 2016.

2. New West Elm store goes Local with Texas-made products and fair trade collections. To celebrate the opening of its new store in CityCentre, the hip home furnishings and accessories store is featuring goods crafted by Texas-based artisans.

3. Passionate pitmaster finds a new home for barbecue joint with Hill Country vibe. One successful pitmaster is bringing his barbecue expertise to the Heights area with a new restaurant.

4. Pixar goes down a gorgeous but frightening path with The Good Dinosaur. Find out more about the latest family-friendly adventure film about a boy and his dinosaur pal.

5. Houston's best neighborhoods to buy affordable homes revealed in new study. Get the details on a new study that gives the rundown on the Houston area's most (and least) affordable neighborhoods.