Best Barbecue Joints in Houston

Best Barbecue Joints in Houston

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Barbecue expert J.C. Reid of the Houston Barbecue Project lists of his favorite barbecue spots

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    Grab a slice of white bread, sop up some fat, scoop up some of the garlic-and-spice-infused ground meat filling, and fold it over for an impromptu link sandwich that you’ll find nowhere else in Texas.
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    Owner Leon O’Neal has been smoking meat for over 25 years, and his brisket and ribs reflect that experience. His spicy green beans, dirty rice, and other Cajun/Creole sides are excellent.
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    The smoking process turns the natural sausage casing crispy and golden brown, and the pork and rice interior absorbs a wonderfully smoky essence.
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    They recently acquired a new smoker and kitchen trailer, which should push their sell-out time to later in the day (call ahead!).
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    The brisket is consistently great, the St. Louis-cut ribs are some of the best in the city, and the pulled pork with vinegar barbecue sauce is bringing a taste of the deep South to the Houston Heights.
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    Lenox is just a takeout place now. Mrok is actively looking for a nearby sit-down location but the decades-old rotisserie smokers still crank out great brisket, ribs, and links.
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    Through an arrangement with the family of the original owners John and Leila Davis, he was able to grandfather in the old-style brick pits that produce some of the best pork ribs, links, and chicken in the city.
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    Try the traditional African American “juicy links,” sausage casings filled with finely chopped beef with lots of tallow and spices. They’re called “Lott’s Links” here, named after a beloved but long-gone neighborhood barbecue joint.
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    A fire a couple of years ago only slowed Handsborough down temporarily—he reopened in record time with a newly remodeled kitchen.
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    Ribs, links, and pulled pork are all top-notch; kicked-up baked beans and homemade garlic potatoes are excellent.
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