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Dan Crenshaw’s New Campaign Ad Is a Whole Thing

dan-crenshaw-campaign-videoOn Thursday night, Houston Republican Dan Crenshaw shared a new campaign ad, featuring himself and five other GOP congressional candidates in what his YouTube page humbly described as the “greatest joint campaign ad in history.” Describing the three-and-a-half-minute spot as an “ad” almost misidentifies it, though. It’s not a campaign advertisement in the traditional sense, as those often identify the candidates’ policies, or at least describe the policies of their opponents. There’s no call to action in the video, or even details on when the election is and why, specifically, you should vote for the candidates who appear. No, what Crenshaw and friends have created is … art? A short film, anyway, stylized like an action movie trailer (for a film called Texas Reloaded, which…View Original Post

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Shelley Luther Calls Greg Abbott a “Tyrant Governor.” Can It Get Her Elected During a Pandemic?

shelley-luther-senateOn Tuesday evening, a subdued crowd of about fifty Texans, most of them silver-haired, white, and maskless, gathered inside an airy Stephenville watering hole called the Purple Goat to hear Shelley Luther speak. It was most attendees’ first time meeting with Luther, but she was hardly a stranger. The Dallas hair salon owner and lead singer of a cover band named Crush swept into the public spotlight this spring, after serving a brief jail sentence for contempt of court after she defied Governor Greg Abbott’s declaration keeping nonessential businesses shuttered to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Now running for the Texas Senate in a special election against five other Republicans, and with a recent $1 million campaign contribution in her pocket, the small-business owner’s…View Original Post

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Gathering Coffee Co. Comes Together in Detroit

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Though the concept of gathering has taken on lots of new weight in 2020, a new Detroit coffee shop by the name of Gathering Coffee Co. is nonetheless hoping to…

Recipe: Smoked Turkey Legs

smoked-turkey-leg-recipeI eat turkey legs about as often as I eat corny dogs, and they both happen at my annual visit to the State Fair of Texas. Sure, I might take a nibble from the Thanksgiving turkey leg, but my consumption was sure to be down this year with the fair being mostly canceled in 2020. The fair was originally scheduled to begin today, so I bought a half dozen turkey legs to smoke at home in celebratory solitude. Turkey legs have become a symbol of carnivals, fairs, Disney World, and, I would assume, Medieval Times, though I’ve never been. It’s a protein-packed meat on a stick, best enjoyed outdoors in clothes that aren’t white. The problem is turkey legs can be really tough. There are…View Original Post

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Hollywood, Texas: The Travis Scott Meal Is Wreaking Havoc on McDonald’s

hollywood-travis-scott-mcdonaldsCOVID-19’s devastating effects on the live music industry have forced Houston rapper Travis Scott to explore some new venues, from staging virtual concerts in Fortnite to hitting the pipe dream of a fully restored AstroWorld. And thanks to TikTok, he’s found a brand-new place to play: inside the shattered minds of McDonald’s employees, where his music echoes in an endless, haunting loop. As Variety reports, Scott is at the heart of the latest trend on the still technically legal social-media app, which finds fans ordering Scott’s recently debuted McDonald’s meal by blaring his song “Sicko Mode” into drive-through speakers and the headsets of some poor cashier who definitely has enough to deal with right now. While some McDonald’s employees have expressed reservations about the practice—such…View Original Post

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Most Restaurants Trash Their Leftover Fat. This Houston Barbecue Joint Made it a Signature Item

feges-bbq-fatsPatrick and Erin Smith Feges of Feges BBQ in Houston deal with a lot of fat. They trim it from briskets before smoking them, and they drain it from whole hogs after it renders out during cooking. When the Fegeses first opened their restaurant inside Greenway Plaza in 2018, all that fat was a burden. They used as much as they could in their dishes and threw the rest out. It seemed like a lost opportunity, so they started rendering it all down in the smoker and packaging it for sale. It soon caught on at local restaurants: Georgia James wanted Feges BBQ smoked beef tallow to replace butter in its bread service, and La Lucha thought its fries tasted better with a dose of…View Original Post

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Stale Doughnut Belgian Pale Ale

Mash malts with 8 chopped doughnuts at 152°F (67°C) for one hour, adjusting mash pH to 5.4 with citric acid if needed. Lauter, sparge, and run off wort onto the first wort hops and the 2 whole doughnuts in the boil kettle. Boil 60 minutes, adding hops as indicated. Chill wort to 68°F (20°C) and pitch yeast.

Ferment at 68°F (20°C) until specific gravity stabilizes at or near 1.008 (2.1°P). Condition for several weeks before bottling or kegging.

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