A Former Barbecue Pitmaster Pivots to Tortillas, and They Are Glorious

A Former Barbecue Pitmaster Pivots to Tortillas, and They Are Glorious

flores-tacos-tortillasLast September, when Michael Wyont closed his Flores Barbecue trailer in Fort Worth, the Texas food world suffered a loss. The popular Tex-Mex barbecue business had moved from the small town of Whitney, close to Wyont’s home, to Fort Worth only seven months earlier. He cited the desire to refocus on family. “The big city I don’t think is for me,” Wyont told barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn. But, Wyont promised, he wasn’t done with the food business. Since mid-February, he’s been selling smoked beef tallow–infused flour tortillas—the same fan favorites he had used for his crispy-edged smoked carnitas. The shift in business seemed natural, since his tortillas had become even more beloved than Flores’s barbecue. “People would buy them by the dozen or just, you…View Original Post

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