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

Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
Lockhart Smokehouse in Bishop Arts, come on down. Lockhart Smokehouse
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
Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
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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