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The Origins of Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue

How one family's food brought people together during Segregation.

Pizzitola'sBar-B-Cue has a long rich and tasty history.
Pizzitola'sBar-B-Cue has a long rich and tasty history.
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Houston Chronicle's J.C. Reid provides a fascinating look into the origins of Shepherd Drive Barbecue, now known as Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue. Original owners John and Lela Davi brought a segregated Houston together through their food, which became well known throughout the community for years. Reid divulges further into the rich history of the restaurant and how Jerry Pizzitola kept the tradition going after taking over.

Pizzitola's BBQ

1703 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77008 713-277-2283 Visit Website

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