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There’s a level of reverence given to the original location of Bodacious Bar-B-Q by the Lindsey family. The late Roland Lindsey founded the East Texas chain there on Mobberly Avenue in Longview in 1968, and his wife, Nancy, still runs the company. The chain has fourteen other locations, but this one is special, and not any cook can serve at the helm. Nancy closed the doors of the restaurant three times in the last decade waiting for the right pitmaster. Last year, the hiatus was only a couple of months. Spencer Halling, who is married to Nancy’s granddaughter Madilynne Lindsey-Halling, reopened the joint in June 2022. He’s helped make it a gem once again.Halling had an unlikely start for a Texas pitmaster. He grew up…

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