Big Al’s Smokehouse – Dallas

Only about a mile from "The Original" Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse, and maybe two miles from Dallas Love Field, sits a classic Dallas-area barbecue joint called Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ. They've been there smoking meat over hickory wood since 1974. Given that history, and given some of their brisket cooking adjustments that Daniel Vaughn reported on …

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Sonny Bryan’s BBQ Inwood “The Original” – Dallas

Last year I visited the Richardson branch of the world-famous Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. I was disappointed, as it was not a great experience. But I had heard so many good things about them that I knew I had to make it to "The Original" Sonny Bryan's in the Inwood area. Not long ago I was …

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Truth Barbecue – Houston Heights

A couple buddies and I recently took a lunch trip down to Truth Barbecue in the Heights area of Houston. Not surprisingly, the experience there is just outstanding. Leonard Botello IV and his whole team really know how to do barbecue and customer service right. The brisket was incredible - perfectly rendered fat, beautiful mahogany …

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