Pozole in a Brunswick Stew Town

Allison Salerno

As the owner of a barbecue joint in Athens, Ga., Alejandro Tamez fully expects customers to order Brunswick stew, a tomato-based barbecue side dish that mingles proteins, such as pork shoulder or chicken, with creamed corn or sometimes lima beans. But he prides himself on serving some of the only Texas-style barbecue in town and has infused his menu with Mexican dishes he grew up with: tamales every Wednesday, brisket tacos for daily...