Cue the BBQ List

7 Dallas-Fort Worth barbecue restaurants crack Texas Monthly's top 50

7 Dallas-Fort Worth BBQ restaurants crack Texas Monthly's top 50

Barbecue at Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas
Lockhart Smokehouse in Bishop Arts, come on down. Lockhart Smokehouse/Facebook
Cousin's BBQ
Cousin's BBQ in Fort Worth makes the cut. Photo by Jeremy Noble
Brisket at Pecan Lodge in Dallas
Pecan Lodge's fine brisket earned it a spot on Texas Monthly's top 50 barbecue list. Pecan Lodge Catering/Facebook
Barbecue at Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas
Cousin's BBQ
Brisket at Pecan Lodge in Dallas

Now with a fancy new barbecue editor on staff, Texas Monthly has issued a list of the top 50 barbecue joints in Texas. Seven restaurants around Dallas-Fort Worth make the grade.

To compile the list, food editor Pat Sharpe and barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn led a team of 15 staffers and one freelancer. They visited 658 places over the past eight months. They sampled at least three meats, two sides and a dessert, and they awarded most points for brisket.

Two of the top 50 are in Dallas proper:

Fort Worth gets a nod for the following:

Burb spots include:

Vaughn, you may recall, is based in Dallas. We like the way this new Texas Monthly arrangement is working out.

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