Houston

Episode: CCGVN-101H

G heads to Houston for a reminder of what true Texas barbecue is. First stop is Tin Roof, a family friendly spot with live entertainment and a father-son team working the smokers. Former cop turned pitmaster Ronnie shows G their brisket recipe and his son Brek shares a unique sandwich they have named the Texas Cheese Steak, topped with provolone and peppers sauteed in the brisket's au jus. After trying all the fixings, including fried beef and jalapeno "alligator eggs," G is ready to hit the road for a sweeter stop. The Original Kolache Shoppe makes the Czech pastries like no other. In Houston, kolaches are the preferred treat over the typical donut or bear claw. Owner Kevin Dowd shares with G his family technique and they even come up with some unique flavor combinations. Last but not least is a new spin on barbecue, provided by the custom-made smokers at Pitmaker. The team at Pitmaker knows and loves their barbecue and made it into a business without opening a restaurant. They provide smokers of all shapes, sizes, and prices for the recreational enthusiast. The team flexes their muscles with G and competition-winning owner Victor cooks side by side with him. The result is a perfectly cooked surf-n-turf.

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