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A spread of meat and sides from Jack Jordan's BBQ in Odessa.The barbecue from one’s hometown has a special charm. About twenty years ago, shortly after I’d moved to Dallas, my friend Lindsay packed a cooler with Jack Jordan’s Bar-B-Que from her native Odessa and flew with it to Dallas. She knew my love for barbecue and wanted me to try it. Her thoughtfulness alone made it one of my favorite Texas barbecue memories. It also shows the loyalty you develop to the barbecue you grew up on. This month, Jack Jordan’s Bar-B-Que reached a new milestone: it has served those loyal fans for seventy years.Clarence Howard “Jack” Jordan left Fort Worth for Odessa with his wife, Karma, in 1946. He played bass fiddle with Cecil Brower’s Western band, and Brower wanted to find a new…

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