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Blood Bros. BBQ

Smoked turkey banh mi at Blood Bros. BBQ, in Bellaire.
Photograph by Jenn Duncan

The queue for ’cue is the sign of success, and this acclaimed Bellaire spot already has long lines of eager fans. We arrived Wednesday at 1:30. “Turkey breast only,” they announced. Fine! We love smoked turkey breast, and BBB’s version is thick-sliced and juicy, with pepper-coated skin. The peppery house-made sauce will make you sweat, in a good way. The next day we returned at 1:00 and were blessed with the last pork ribs. They’re exceptional: tender, of course, but with enough chew to require a tiny pull, not too smoky, coated with pepper and Asian-inspired seasonings, and served with mustard-enhanced barbecue sauce. Stellar sides include stir-fried rice with chunks of brisket, sweet creamed roasted corn with jalapeño bits, and rockin’ coleslaw to cool the palate (though it’s also spiked with diced jalapeño).

City: Bellaire

Cuisine:

Drinks: No bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★★

Address: 5425 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX, 77401

Hours: L Wed–Sun.

Phone: 713-664-7776

Website: bloodbrosbbq.com/

Last updated: July 9, 2019