On a recent business trip to Austin, Texas, Nathan Myhrvold seized the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to not one, not two, but four renowned barbecue joints within 24 hours. Writing for Bloomberg, Nathan chronicles his encounters in Texas’s Cult of Smoke: Barbecue-Land Journeys. Driving 35 miles to Lockhart, Texas, Nathan and a few friends dined at Smitty’s, Kreuz Market, and Black’s. The next morning, he woke up at dawn to drive 50 miles to visit Snow’s in Lexington, Texas, a joint that makes barbecue so sought after that the place opens only on Saturday mornings.
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