Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue
There’s a lot to love about Evie Mae’s, which is not only the best barbecue in the Lubbock area but some of the best in Texas. Our favorites are the beef and pork ribs, with peppery crusts and wonderful meaty flavor, but the burnt ends are also a special treat. We’re also crazy for the smooth and spicy grits, the vinegary smoked beans, and the decadent bacon-chocolate-pecan pie, all of which are made from scratch and packed with flavor. Get there early: the line forms well before the doors open and they close when the meat is gone.
Method: oak; offset smoker
Pitmaster: Arnis Robbins, Nathan Pier
Pro-tip: Grab a free Shiner from the beer tub while you stand in line.
Evie Mae’s shiny new strip-center spot has been open a little more than a year, but visitors from nearby Lubbock don’t seem to miss the food truck (conveniently, the new place is about a quarter mile from the old location). …