Continental fare at a historic mountain hotel.
Fill up in this former gas station on hand-tossed pizzas and bulging sandwiches.
Reliably good food at a showcase of Terlingua (and mercury mining) history.
Come for the food (and endless mimosa), stay for the people watching.
A hip cafe in a 96-year-old building in Five Points.
A former filling station is home to tender pork ribs, a diminutive bar, and a friendly staff.
Now in a brick-and-mortar spot, Desert Oak remains the only traditional Central Texas–style barbecue in town.
Located near UTEP, this is a good bet for a pre-game or pre-concert dinner.
This neighborhood favorite has a fine patio, house-made pastas, and steaks big enough to share.
Sandwiches, daily specials, and plenty of coffee and tea to keep travelers awake.
Expect tasty Italian food from a Calabria-born chef at this longtime El Paso favorite.
Who could pass up that directive? Service is cafeteria style in the giant barn, offering brisket, pulled pork, sausage, sometimes burgers, and—lucky for us when we visited—pork ribs. Tempted by all, we found the pulled pork to be moist and oh so slightly sweet, the brisket perfect and pink-rimmed, and…
If you think barbecue sauce on smoked brisket is an abomination, then you might want to sit down. At the Pit BBQ in San Angelo, they cover sliced brisket with creamy peanut butter and grape jelly in a sandwich they call the Jail Break, and we loved every bite.
If you don’t get enough meat here, it’s your fault.
The brisket wrap would’ve made a good meal on its own.
They couldn’t even redeem themselves with the dessert.
Try the green chile-cheddar pozole- it's delicious.
Watching the knife man cut the brisket reminded us of the carving station at a hotel banquet.
2008: This is one of many locations run by the Cooper family, and the meat is smoked in a similar fashion as the other joints but not displayed in the large smokers outside. Instead, the meat is displayed on the counter at the entry, and it all looked great. We…
2008: We didn’t expect much from a gas station trying to serve ’cue on the side, but we soon learned that the gas station was the side business. We ordered brisket, ribs, and sausage. The links had a great snap and a medium grind with lots of visible spices. They…
Hands down, the best BBQ in the region.