It happens once a year, and when unveiled, Texas Monthly’s “Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas” sends waves of hunger, excitement and surprise through a state that is known for having some of the world’s best smoked meats. With two champions of the ‘cue this year in Dallas proper and two in Fort Worth, not to mention dozens in the surrounding areas, there are plenty of options within driving distance for Erath County homeowners who would like to make a barbecue pilgrimage of their own. Here are the four joints that the publication mentioned in the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth.
1. The Pecan Lodge: The Dallas Observer has called this the “Best BBQ in Dallas” for the past two years, and it’s no wonder, as this joint within the Dallas Farmer’s Market has customers lining up from far and wide to try some of the best brisket that the Lone Star State has to offer.
2. Cousins Bar-B-Q: This place has been around for three decades, long enough to perfect the smoky, perfectly rubbed taste of its ribs and brisket—not to mention other choice menu items—that make Cousins a true Fort Worth barbecue treasure.
3. Longoria BBQ: This family owned joint mixes it up a bit, offering enticing options like brisket jerky, and burgers slathered in the restaurant’s mouthwateringly juicy house brisket. For Erath County homeowners, a drive up to Longoria’s in Fort Worth is well worth the return your taste buds will receive.
4. Lockhart Smokehouse of Dallas: Daniel McLaughlin, who does his magic in the kitchens of Lockhart smokehouse, is practically a household name in the North Texas culinary scene. Like Cousins, this place has been around for decades, and it just so happens to serve up some of the finest smoked hot links and brisket in all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The culinary bliss of the surrounding Erath County areas are only one reason that Stepehenville homeowners love life in these parts. To hear more about Stephenville or Erath County homes for sale, please contact us.