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Mar 09, 2012

Houston Press Reports: Big Mista is Back!

Local boy done good, Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, is returning home to Galveston once again on Saturday, March 17. ​Strawder, best known as the Long Beach, California pitmaster who impressed Jonathan Gold enough to be included on Gold's list of "99 Essential LA Restaurants" and as a contestant on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters, is making a yearly habit of coming back to Galveston in support of St. Augustine of Hippo.


The church -- which Strawder once attended -- is the oldest African-American Episcopal church in Texas. Last year, Strawder headed up a celebrity barbecue at the church to raise money for St. Augustine's community gardens. This year, money will go toward much-needed repairs for the church, which is now 128 years old. Tickets for the big BBQ -- all cooked by Strawder and his crew -- are $10 for a one-meat plate with two sides, bread and dessert or $13 for a two-meat plate. You can even order one of Strawder's award-winning whole briskets ahead of time for $75, as long as you call 409-763-4254 before March 14.


Read the rest at the Houston Press Website.