We had the good fortune of connecting with Ara Malekian and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ara, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
In my personal experience, much of my success is due to attention to detail, being organized and love of of what I do.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
At Harlem Road Texas BBQ we serve high quality Texas style BBQ with specialty items like lamb chops, smoked octopus, smoked duck and barbacoa. All our meats are smoked with retired red wine French oak barrels.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would start at Himalaya restaurant, Hugo’s, Killen’s Steakhouse, state of Grace, Louie Mueller Barbecue and finish at Harlem Road Texas BBQ.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My love of cooking started with me spending time in the kitchen as a kid with my grandmother and mother.

Website: www.harlemroadtexasbbq.com
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Image Credits
First image of me by the smokers by Robert Jacob Lerma.

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