The Cattle Drive to Chicago

Cattle drives were a major part of the American west, particularly between 1866 and 1886 when over 20 million cattle were herded from Texas to railheads in Kansas for shipments and then to Stockyards in Chicago and points further east. Through these cattle drives, the cowboy became an iconic figure of the American west. Chef Alex is exploring the path of the cattle drive, celebrating bbq and other foods found from Texas to Chicago.