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CorkScrew BBQ

Photograph by Jody Horton

License plates cover the counters at CorkScrew, and on weekends the parking lot is filled with a similar array of plates, symbols of the journeys that barbecue fanatics make to try husband-and-wife duo Will and Nichole Buckman’s fare. You could eat through the entire menu, but you’d be as happy with just the brisket (which we overheard one fellow diner call “elegant”) and the pulled pork, which is some of the best in the state; the meat is smoked bone-in and then mixed with a pepper-and-vinegar sauce. If you’re starved, add the stuffed potato salad, which comes topped with a hearty scoop of the meat of your choice, along with queso, green-chile ranch, and green onions.

City: Spring


Method: Red oak; wood-fired rotisserie smoker

Pitmaster: Will Buckman, 42

Pro-tip: Try the TRIS-ket Sandwich, which features sliced brisket topped with Caesar salad.

Price: $

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 26608 Keith, Spring, TX

Hours: Wed–Sat 11–4

Phone: 832-592-1184

Website: www.corkscreworders.com

Year Opened: 2011

Last updated: May 3, 2013