Houston’s Culinary Tours, a program of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, take visitors to the hidden-gem restaurants where the city's best chefs eat when they're not in their own kitchens. The five-hour tours have different themes, but one staple is World BBQ, which hits all the highlights of the local scene, from Asian barbecue to Mexican specialties to – of course – brisket. Tours often sell out, and advance booking is a must.
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If you want to bring Texas BBQ know-how home with you, Robb Walsh also teaches occasional cooking classes out of his home (and backyard). Check his website for details.