Chocolate and Barbecue Live in Sweet-Savory Harmony in Tomball

November 29, 2018 | By Mai Pham

Modern barbecue origin stories typically fall into two categories: that of the apprentice who struck out on his or her own, as in the case of Franklin Barbecue in Austin; or that of the backyard enthusiast who gained a cult following before opening a brick-and-mortar, as in the case of Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston. They usually don’t start with small-batch, artisanal chocolate sold at the local farmers market. But at Tejas Chocolate + Barbecue in Tomball, where a handmade chocolate shop is fused with a celebrated, hoppin’ barbecue restaurant, it’s a lot like what Forrest Gump’s mama used to say: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”

Daytripper: Tomball

December 16, 2016 | By Chet Garner

Just north of Houston sits a town that’s hidden in the shadows of its mega-metropolis neighbor.

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