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This One of a Kind Basturma Brisket is When Armenian Flavors Collide With Texas BBQ

Chef Arthur Grigoryan is a bit of a scholar with the way he approaches his barbecue techniques, which he brings to life via III Mas BBQ — pronounced Yerrord Mas or Third Mas — a one of a kind pop-up dinner experience that he runs out of his home.

His extensive knowledge of ancient Armenian and Mesopotamian cooking serves as the North Star for his take on Central Texas barbecue, proving to be a delicious triumvirate that showcases unique creations like Basturma Brisket, Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Spare Ribs and Baharat-Spiced Lamb Shoulder.

It’s likely that you have not seen this collection of cultures on a plate before, but with the way Chef Grigoryan is trying to be both a historian and chef at the same time, III Mas BBQ is here to disrupt the usual. He melds both Armenian and Texas barbecue cultures seamlessly, breathing new life and possibilities into how we currently see the latter’s regional barbecue.

Check out the III Mas BBQ’s Instagram page for all the details on upcoming pop-up dinners or if you’re simply in the mood to see refreshing barbecue takes that will leave you double-tapping your screen like your thumb was possessed by a hungry woodpecker.