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Midland on This Saturday’s Austin DM

At Johnny’s BBQ, Where Laura Bush’s Dad Hung Out

AUSTIN: Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

We’ve always had a surprisingly soft spot in our heart for Midland – and no, not just because of the significant role it has played in recent Texas political history. It remains a place off the beaten path, yet central (thanks to the Permian Basin it shares with sister city Odessa) an essential role in the Lone Star State’s energy-driven economy.

In this show, we find that eating your way around Midland is as full of surprises as just about everything else around here. We talk Texas barbecue with the guys who now have Johnny’s (Johnny himself having passed on, leaving plenty of stories behind him), and also settle in for excellent Mexican and Italian food. And we join the local movers and shakers for lunch in a landmark.

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods


About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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