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The choriqueso smoked burger.Before Jaime Elizondo went to nursing school, he taught himself how to barbecue. “There weren’t a lot of resources then like there is now,” he recalls. This was the early 2000s, and when he’d pull that perfect brisket or rack of ribs from the smoker, it felt especially rewarding. He loved that feeling and hoped it would lead him to his own barbecue joint. But that would have to wait. “Life got in the way,” Elizondo explains. He became a registered nurse and married his wife, Maria De Leon. The couple, who met growing up in Edcouch-Elsa, just north of Weslaco, pursued their professional careers. “You kind of let go of your dreams,” he says. But not forever.Elizondo’s passion for barbecue was reignited in 2017…

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