Beyond the Top 50 list and the 25 best new joints, here are 16 dishes I loved this year, from beef short ribs and German potato salad to a brisket grilled cheese.
The Saturday-only special of beef short ribs outdoes everything else on the menu. Just be prepared to pay big bucks.
Patrick Joubert’s Fort Worth joint marries the Louisiana flavors of his childhood with the barbecue of his deep Texas roots.
And a new second location means you can devour this burger with brisket and bacon burnt ends much more often.
Steve and Sherice Garner’s Houston joint pays homage to the authentic, Louisiana-style sausage of their youth.
There’s so much great barbecue to eat outside of our Top 50 list. Here are our best bites of the year, from pork belly burnt ends to sausage wraps.