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History of Smoked Meats; Qui on Tacos; Best Cities for Barbecue

Austin wasn’t #1.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

ZOMG BBQSouthern Living's barbecue editor went over the history of barbecue to First We Feast, complete with an illustration of Aaron Franklin. "Austin-style Texas barbecue is a hot thing to do," Moss said, citing Franklin’s James Beard Award win this year. [First We Feast]

QUI NOTES —Paul Qui told Travel & Leisure that the possibilities of a taco shell are boundless, which is seen with his tako taco in a fried moo shu wrapper. [Travel & Leisure]

ZOMG BBQ — Another day, another barbecue list. This time, Time ranked the best cities for smoked meats, and Austin placed in third. There are, of course, mentions of Franklin, La Barbecue, Micklethwait, Black's, and Stiles Switch BBQ. [Time]

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