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Smoke-A-Holics BBQ

Photograph by Daniel Vaughn

Derrick Walker started doing pop-ups before it was cool, back in 2005 or so. Armed with a culinary degree and a competition pedigree, he finally landed a permanent spot near Hillside Park two years ago with the help of his wife, Kesha. The usual suspects are on the self-described “Tex-Soul” menu, among them moist brisket with a peppery bark and tender pork ribs. But skipping the juicy turkey and chicken would be a mistake, and the fatty, crispy rib tips are a must. If you need some veggies in your life, we recommend the spicy collard greens. Wrap up your order with the banana pudding or Coca-Cola cake.

City: Fort Worth


Method: Pecan; offset smoker

Pitmaster: Derrick Walker, 44

Pro-tip: As of publication, the menu is to-go only. Order ahead to avoid the wait.

Drinks: No bar

Price: $$

Rating: ★★

Address: 1417 Evans Ave, Fort Worth, TX

Hours: Tue–Sat 11–sold out (Tuesdays are for turkey legs only)

Phone: 817-386-5658

Website: www.smoke-a-holicsbbq.com

Year Opened: 2019

Last updated: September 22, 2020