Not Just Q

Jul 30, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

Eric Hansen has been passionate about barbecue for years, but his new barbecue food truck, Not Just Q, started smoking last April. If Hansen’s name is familiar, it might be because it was included in most every announcement relating to the Slow Bone’s opening in Dallas. His stint as the pitmaster there…

Off The Bone Barbeque

Mar 5, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

It’s not exactly new, it’s not flashy, and it’s not dogmatic about the barbecue style it serves, but Off the Bone Barbeque in Dallas’s Cedars neighborhood is just good.

Bone Daddy’s House of Smoke

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

2009: This local chain is known for two things, and they can both be found in a meat market. Hot pants and crop tops hugged tightly to the friendly jail-bait staff, but we had Mrs. Smokemasterone in attendance to keep us in line. She even let Mr. Smokemasterone enjoy a…

Hardeman’s BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

A sweetened smashed potato salad sat alongside smoky pinto beans. Brisket had good smokiness, but the meat was a bit dry and tough. The sauce helped it quite a bit, but this beef needed more smoker time. Ribs were still plenty moist—the tender meat pulled easily from the bone, and…

Pappas Bar-B-Q

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

2009: This purveyor’s name is probably familiar to most of you out there from Pappadeaux, Pappasito’s, and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This Houston-based family of chains churns out some decent quality grub at most every location, so I wanted to see how well they could handle smoked meat. I stepped up…

Pecan Lodge

May 3, 2013 By Texas Monthly

Getting a taste of Pecan Lodge’s wondrous grub means a bit of a wait (up to an hour on weekends), but any hardships will be forgotten when you’re wiping that speck of beef rib off your chin.

Peggy Sue BBQ

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

2009: I felt like ribs, so the rib platter at Peggy Sue was just the ticket. A healthy portion of both spare ribs and baby backs come piled high together with your choice of two great sides. (On this day I opted for the chunky potato salad and the unique…

Lockhart Smokehouse

May 3, 2013 By Texas Monthly

The closest some Dallasites will get to a Central Texas barbecue experience could well be ordering meat by the pound at Lockhart Smokehouse.

Baby Back Shak

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Owner Clarence Cohens is from Memphis, where, apparently, they have their own barbecue traditions.