Has anyone eaten at Billy's in Bastrop, 30 miles east of Austin? They get raves from the locals but their methods are unorthodox. They cook at high heats for shorter periods instead of the usual low and slow.
Have to pit a bunch of cherries, but don't own a cherry pitter? CHOW.com's Roxanne Webber shows you how to use a common household item to do the trick. For more info on alternate ways to pit a cherry, see these Chowhound discussions.