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…
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.
Restaurant doesn’t quite describe it. The place is more like an entertainment complex.
There's a reason this barbecue joint has been around for over 40 years.
Just get there early, because they may be sold out.
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…
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…
Dallas's Anytime Barbecue Joint
In short, it’s excellent.
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…
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.
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…
The closest some Dallasites will get to a Central Texas barbecue experience could well be ordering meat by the pound at Lockhart Smokehouse.
Mike Anderson Jr. runs one of the most popular barbecue lunch spots in Dallas.
Four decades of classic barbecue, still going strong.
Owner Clarence Cohens is from Memphis, where, apparently, they have their own barbecue traditions.
No frills or pretense, just great burgers served in a friendly bar.