The Taylor Cafe is one of my important stops on my visit next year to Texas for a number of reasons. The top of the list would be to meet (and hopefully get some time to visit with) owner Vencil Mares. If you want to learn more about this BBQ icon and The Taylor Cafe you should check out Ricardo Gándara’s piece in the The Statesman.
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The article starts out with this, “Vencil Mares was minding his own business at his cafe in early 2004 when a customer walked in with a copy of USA Today. Food writer Jerry Shriver had listed Mares’ brisket as one of his top dishes in 2003.”
The article continues, “Mares, 87, was already a household name to locals because of his legendary brisket, beef ribs, sausage and, on Wednesdays, Texas chili. But this recognition was new, and folks from around the country suddenly began finding his hideaway, the Taylor Cafe, on North Main Street under the Texas 95 overpass.”
To read more of the piece check the rest out here. Have you been to The Taylor Cafe? Let me know what you think of it.
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