photo by David Brendan Hall

la Barbecue

Much has been written about pitmaster John Lewis’ way with brisket and ribs, and we won’t deny the power in the smoke. But we will take a moment to herald genius sandwiches like La Frito Loco. It may start with pulled pork, but it adds chopped beef, corn chips, black bean salad, chipotle slaw, cheese, and jalapeños. If there’s anything more Texan, we haven’t seen it.

2401 E. Cesar Chavez

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