Veras Backyard Bar-B-Que

BBQ Joint

At the southern tip of Texas close to the Mexican border is Vera's, a roadside restaurant that nails the wonderful combination of Mexican barbecue. The speciality is real South Texan barbacoa cooked the traditional way: by wrapping cow's heads in aluminum foil and cooking them in underground pits. The barbecue method has been banned in most cities, but Vera's has been around for so long that it's allowed to continue under a grandfather clause.