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Kruez Market: One of the “Best Restaurants in America”

  We already knew that Kreuz Market, the beloved barbecue mecca in Lockhart, Texas, was truly something special. But in case you aren’t aware that the joint serving German-style oak-smoked meats since 1900 is the absolute real deal , here’s more proof: Today it was named one of the nation’s top 101 restaurants by The Daily Meal, which polled its staff ... Read More »

Great Valentine’s Gifts for Guys

What’s good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander, and that’s especially true of Valentine’s Day. Sure plenty of men like chocolate. But a box of bonbons and a bouquet of flowers isn’t likely to wow him the way the following gifts will. In fact, these non-sugary treats would make the ultimate gift for any food lover! Black’s ... Read More »

Brisket 101: Your Guide to Smokin’-Good Meat

Barbecue has a wide array of unique styles, each with its own army of loyal fans. Ask for some ‘cue in North Carolina and you’ll get a heaping plate of chopped pork. In Memphis it’ll be smoky pulled pork and tender baby-back ribs with a sweet barbecue sauce. In Texas, where barbecue rivals football as the state’s primary indulgence, tender ... Read More »

Introducing Snow’s BBQ

They started out in 2003 making barbecue for folks who came to Lexington for the county livestock auction and ended up making the best barbecue in Texas. It’s not even a full time gig for them. Now that’s a Cinderella story you can sink your teeth into. Eating at Snow’s BBQ can’t really be called a restaurant experience. It’s like ... Read More »

Friday Food Fetish: Black’s Barbecue’s Rib Sampler

Spare ribs, short ribs, baby back ribs, beef ribs, we love ’em all. There’s just something immensely satisfying about biting into smoky, juicy ribs with meat that falls right off the bone, especially if they’re in the form of Edgar Black’s Rib Sampler from Black’s Barbecue. The oldest family owned and run barbecue joint in Texas promises a gastronomic experience unlike any other with ... Read More »

Friday Food Fetish: Snow’s Brisket

With summer in the rear view mirror and tailgate season upon us, we are lusting for authentic Texas barbecue, particularly this award-winning brisket from Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Texas. We’ve sunk our teeth into many a brisket to find the best there is and we just kept going back to this impossibly good hunk of meat, which reveals thick smoky ... Read More »

How We Select Foods for Our Site

As a restaurant professional in various capacities, I have spent a career striving to improve the procurement, preparation, cooking, and serving of delicious food. A significant amount of the business I oversaw was for takeout and delivery—meals that were not only delicious but had to “travel well.” When my brother and I teamed up to found FoodyDirect, “travel well” took ... Read More »