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La Barbecue BBQ spread
La Barbecue's hot guts sausage and beef rib are ahead of Houston barbecue joints. Photo by Eric Sandler
Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ barbecue tacos
Valentina's smoked brisket and carne asada tacos blend barbecue and Tex-Mex. Photo by Eric Sandler
Micklethwait craft meats trailer
Micklethwait Craft Meats produces a diverse lineup from a small trailer. Photo by Eric Sandler
Micklethwait craft meats spread
Sadly, the brisket and beef rib at Micklethwait were underseasoned. Photo by Eric Sandler
Freedmen's jalapeno cheese
Jalapeno cheese spread and freshly baked bread help set Freedmen's apart.  Photo by Eric Sandler