Texas Table Top—Celebrating the foods, places and people of the Lone Star State.



Celebrating a happy, healthy Fourth of July

The temperature is rising. The days are getting longer. The Fourth of July is right around the corner. This time of year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate not only our country's independence, but also our great state. You can visit one of our many state parks, a local lake or, my personal favorite, [...]

How saucy are you?

By Julie Tomascik Sweet, spicy, tangy, a hint of tomato or a touch of vinegar. It’s the Lone Star State and we like our choices of sauce. Or no sauce at all. But, no matter our preferences, we can all agree barbecue is a part of Texas culture. The charred edges of a piece of [...]

November 11, 2014|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

BBQ Chicken Pizza Pie

By Kelly Bogard Happy pie day. Boy, are you in for a treat. Oh wait, I think I have something wrong here. It’s Pi, not pie. You know, 3.141592653. Every year since 1988, people have celebrated Pi with pie. We will celebrate with pie. There are all kinds of pies, though. Here in Texas, we [...]

Mike’s Baby Back Pork Ribs

By Mike Barnett Talk barbecue in Texas and images of the best brisket in the world dance in my head. I’ve never cooked a decent brisket, but I do know it’s a lengthy process and an art. So I go to one of the famous Central Texas pits to cure my BBQ cravings. Unless I have [...]

August 16, 2013|Categories: Grilling, Main Dishes, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

This summer calls for more meat

By Nathan Smith Can you smell that? It's the unmistakable aroma of the 2012 grilling season. With another Memorial Day in the books, the summer is off to a running start with the return of hot temperatures and cookouts. Grills across the country are being cleaned, charcoal and wood stocked and refrigerators filled in preparation for the [...]

May 29, 2012|Categories: Beef, Chicken, Pork|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments