Fort Worth

Benito’s

Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Time and again, we find immense comfort at this mainstay in the Near Southside’s Fairmount district. Fresh simplicity emanates from the made-to-order, chunky guacamole, served in a small molcajete, from which we spoon portions into warm, supple corn tortillas, along with fiery pico de gallo. A deep bowl of rust-hued…

Heim Barbecue

Oct 15, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

The brisket needs no adornment. It has great flavor and is imbued with melted fat to the point of decadence.

Billy’s Oak Acres BBQ

Sep 24, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Though somewhat out of the way, a trip nearly to Lake Worth for pecan-smoked goodness proves again to be justified. The creaky old building with its decrepit but cool beer sign provides the ideal atmosphere for settling into platters of pure Texas barbecue. We choose the three-meat platter for two…

The Sausage Shoppe

Jun 24, 2015 By Daniel Vaughn

It was twenty years ago that Ivy Chambers moved his budding sausage business out of his home and into a bona fide restaurant in Fort Worth. Over the years he added more barbecue items to the menu – brisket, ribs, bologna – and continued to operate the business until handing…

Woodshed Smokehouse

Jun 25, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Not everything we had was a homerun, but we'd be glad to bring back three friends and give that beef shin our best shot.

Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

May 3, 2013 By Daniel Vaughn

Pork ribs had a bit more a kick from black pepper, but they were also a bit chewy, especially the rib tips. A beef rib had decent flavor, but wasn’t particularly memorable. One memorable item worth noting is the beans. These are freebie beans to be doled out by the…