Entries by Jonathan Lowe

Barbecue: Salt, Pepper, Smoke and Patience

Sometimes the right birthday gift can change your life. In December 2014, Mustafa Ali’s sister and dad bought him a barbecue smoker grill and the young accountant began cooking briskets. “I grew up in the kitchen with my family and so when I started barbecuing meats, something just clicked and I knew I had to […]

More Meat Varieties from Katerra Exotics

Becoming a vendor at the Westchase District Farmers Market in 2014, Patrick Bierschwale distinguished his business, Katerra Exotics, as the place in West Houston to buy pasture-raised bison. Eighteen months later, he’s expanded his meat offerings to include goat, lamb, wild boar, venison and chicken. Mix & Match “It’s been a time of expansion,” Bierschwale […]