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



Ode to the pits

By Nathan Smith Last Saturday, I found myself in Llano, Texas. When driving through Llano, it’s almost a sin for a devout Texas barbecue disciple to drive past Cooper's Old Time Pit barbecue without paying homage to the great, above-ground smoking pits. I stopped and was not disappointed. While enjoying the delicious brisket, red beans and [...]

May 8, 2012|Categories: Beef|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Dr Pepper Brisket

By Kelly Bogard Sometimes it takes a major happening to remind you how much you love something. Such is the case with Dublin Dr Pepper. Earlier this week, you probably saw Amanda's post on the sad ending of Dublin Dr Pepper and a video looking back on this great product. I remember drinking Dublin Dr Pepper [...]

January 27, 2012|Categories: Beef, Main Dishes, Texas Products|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Barbecue – there’s an app for that

By Nathan Smith It’s June in Texas, and that means barbecue. Who am I kidding? Barbecue is a year-round staple in the Lone Star State, so imagine my excitement to learn of Texas Monthly’s latest iPhone application…the Texas BBQ Finder. How many times have you taken a trip in search of good barbecue, only to [...]

June 21, 2011|Categories: Featured, Tips & Tools|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Memorial Day Feast

By Kelly Bogard On your mark…get set…GRILL! Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the grilling season. For diehard grillers like me, this means cooking outside almost every weekend, come rain or shine. In honor of the upcoming holiday weekend, I present to you a triple threat: Apple Glazed Pork Rib Eye, Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Corn and [...]

May 27, 2011|Categories: Corn, Grilling, Pork, Texas Products, Vegetables|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

Texans make no ‘misteak’

 By Nathan Smith Texans know a good steak when we find it, and last weekend I found more than one at the 8th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff in Hico. Don’t let the event’s name fool you, though. All the major food groups were represented: chicken, pork, crawfish, duck, dove, all manner of roughage and, of course, [...]