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Photo by T.Doc Creative & Kucine Photography
If you’re looking for some true, Texas-style barbecue this summer, you don’t have to hop on a plane to the Lone Star State. Lifetime Mainer Dennis Michael Sherman fell in love with barbecuing at ol’ Mister Herman’s BBQ in Huntsville, Texas, in the 1970s. Ever since, he’s been pursuing his passion for pulled pork and brisket right here in Maine. The latest incarnation is a line of authentic and tasty sauces and rubs so you can slather a little bit of Texas onto your backyard feast. DennyMike’s ’Cue Stuff (P.O. Box 256 York, 207-251-0023, www.dennymikes.com ) makes four kinds of award-winning sauces — Hot ’n Nasty, Mesquit-o Madness, Sweet ’n Spicy, and Carolina-Style — and five kinds of prized rubs — Chick Magnet, Cow Bell Hell, Fintastic, Pixie Dust, and Sublime Swine. Check its Web site for an up-to-date list of where to buy the products or to order online. One bite will transport you to Huntsville, Texas, in no time.