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Barbecue Pop-Up; True Tex-Mex's Slow Death

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CYPRESS — Rodeo maybe over but the chuckwagon is still rolling at Black's Market Table (11550 Louetta). The Cypress restaurant is hosting a barbecue pop-up dinner Tuesday, March 24. On the menu: smoked brisket, pork ribs, turkey and sausage sold by the plate. Want it in a sandwich? Go for it but don't forget to add slaw or beans on the side [Eaterwire]

MEMORIAL — Wine Merchant Jean-Philippe Marchand joins Bistro Provence for a wine paring dinner, Tuesday, March 24. Burgundy wines paired with traditional French fare like Coq Au Vin. Tickets are $95 plus tax and gratuity. A deposit of $40 is required to hold the reservation. [Eaterwire]

EATERWIRE — Always the underdog, Houston hasn't received much love on a nationwide scale in the barbecue department. Sure, Killen's BBQ is worthy of the national accolades, but the city's barbecue scene is on an upswing. Thrillist brings to attention to just how great Houston 'cue is and how it's becoming better. [Thrillist]

HOUSTON — As Mexican food evolved and various regional fare continue to go mainstream, could overly-sauced enchiladas and all the foods associated with Tex-Mex become a thing of the past? Texas Monthly explore this topic in-depth focusing its attention on Houston's slowly dying Tex-Mex obsession. [Texas Monthly]