Now, you’re probably thinking that anything even remotely connected to the Lone Star State has to be larger than life. But what this sliver of an eatery lacks in size, it’ll make up for in heaping piles of brisket, baby back ribs and ham. And you’ll have the fire-engine-red smoker shipped directly from Texas to thank for that.
Be prepared to get down-n-dirty with your meal as the typical meat-and-three staples – brisket, baby back ribs and smoked pork, served with a choice of collard greens, coleslaw, pit beans (with burnt tips, natch) or seasonal sides – come piled on sheets of butcher paper, just like in the Lone Star State. There's also fried chicken and shrimp and grits, plus Southern-sourced beers including Abita and Shiner Bock as well as local craft brews and wines.
Travel region-specific sandwiches (North Carolina’s Lexington, Texas’s Lockhart, South Carolina’s Holly Hill) via iconic sauces. Scrounge up a crew to take down by-the-pound BBQ (smoked on-site with white oak), like Texas beef brisket, Carolina pulled pork, and Memphis baby back ribs.