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Like most regions in Texas, the Rio Grande Valley has its own barbecue style. Rice and charro beans feature alongside smoked fajitas and smoked beef cheek barbacoa. Tortillas and salsa are more often guaranteed than white bread and barbecue sauce. But George Watts Jr. and his son George “G” Watts III wanted to stand out from the local norm and bring the sliced brisket and homemade sausages of Central Texas to the area with GW’s BBQ. “We didn’t want to be the traditional RGV barbecue joint,” G said, though they do offer barbacoa on Sundays, which is the only day they serve tortillas.The Wattses weren’t the first to serve Central Texas barbecue in the area. The Smoking Oak in Mercedes opened in 2015, and Smokin’…
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