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Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse

Photograph by Daniel Vaughn

At Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, the smoked brisket is the star of the show–the prime-grade Creekstone brisket literally has its name in lights on a marquee above the front door.”That meat’s gotta be perfect,” says chef Michael Velardi, who has been with the Pappas restaurant group for 27 years, 15 of which have been spent with its barbecue joints. “If it’s not, we won’t serve it.” Alongside restaurant group founder Harris Pappas, Velardi knows the expectations that come with such a display.

That brisket was perfect on my first visit. You get a choice of lean, fatty, or both. I asked for both. The lean slices were everything…

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Method: Wood-fired rotisserie

Pitmaster: Michael Velardi

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 19901 Gulf Fwy., Webster, TX, 77598

Hours: Sun-Thur 11-10, F-Sat 11-11

Phone: (281) 332-0024

Website: www.pappasdeltablues.com

Year Opened: 2017

Last updated: June 2, 2018