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Houston 101: Where Can I Get the Best Ribs?

Here's another throwback post to my time as the Houston Barbecue Examiner. I did a series called Houston 101, that explored the barbecue around the city of Houston.



Houston 101: Where can I get  the best ribs? In Houston, the absolute best place to get some good ribs is Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue. Located at 1703 Shepherd Drive, Pizzitola’s boasts some outstanding hickory smoked barbecue that is sure to please and leave even the pickiest eater yearning for more. Dating back to the Roosevelt era, Pizzitola’s has been hailed as the home for barbecue for many Houstonians for over seventy years. The dining room is overflowing at lunchtime, and continues buzzing through dinner, until eight o’clock, when the doors are closed. In 2007, the Houston Press named Pizzitola’s Houston’s Best Barbecue Restaurant. As far as food is concerned, there is no substitute. The chicken falls off the bone, and the brisket melts in your mouth, but the real prize of the kitchen, is the pork ribs. Rubbed simply in …

Pico de Gallo

Who doesn't love a classic Pico de Gayo with tacos or as an appetizer with some tortilla chips? It's so quick and easy to make!


The Recipe: 1/2 Red Onion - Diced1 Jalapeño - Seeded and Diced2 Tomatoes - Seeded and Diced3 Garlic Cloves - MincedCilantro - MincedSalt and Pepper 2 Limes Olive Oil



Combine all the vegetables in a bowl. The easiest way to to seed the tomatoes is to cut them in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle some olive oil on top. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Add the juice of 2 limes and stir together. Let it sit for a few minutes and then pour it through a strainer to remove any excess liquid.