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Top 5 BBQ (Closed)

Photograph by Wyatt McSpadden

“It’s a smoking good day!” are the words that greet every customer as they walk through the door. When the smoker doors are open, it doesn’t take long before you smell the pecan and oak smoke. Foil-wrapped Prime briskets emerge from a warmer. As the foil is peeled away, the black bark of a well-smoked brisket emerges. Get it by the slice. The fat cap on the lean side melds with the smoke, and a powerful rub that includes turmeric, cumin, and curry powder keeps things more interesting than just salt and pepper. The same goes for the enormous beef short ribs, the cut that Jay-Z prefers. Yes, you read that right. Jay Z  and Beyoncé stopped at Top 5 while the couple was in town for a concert. So if you want to side with Jay-Z, order the spectacular beef rib.

City: DeSoto


Method: Pecan and Oak in a gas-fired rotisserie

Pitmaster: Kendon Greene

Price: $

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 209 E Pleasant Run Rd #113, DeSoto, TX, 75115

Hours: Tues-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10

Phone: (972) 230-5559

Website: www.top5barbecue.com

Year Opened: 2016

Last updated: June 29, 2016