East Austin’s Most Exciting New Joint Serves “Modern African American” Barbecue

East Austin’s Most Exciting New Joint Serves “Modern African American” Barbecue

distance-relatives2Damien Brockway was sick of cooking the food people expected from him. A native of Norfolk, Connecticut, Brockway graduated from the Culinary Institute of America nearly two decades ago, and has since worked in high-end kitchens from One Market Restaurant in San Francisco to Uchiko in Austin. He even created a beloved tasting menu at the elite, awkwardly named Counter 3. Five. VII in Austin. Now, he’s handed in his tweezers for the load of pecan wood that fuels a steel smoker at Distant Relatives, a month-old East Austin barbecue trailer. “This place is about sharing what I like and what I am versus playing to what everyone wants or expects me to do,” Brockway says. The result is barbecue that might be unexpected to the…View Original Post

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