So I noticed not one but two new bbq restaurants near my office on Westheimer, just east of Voss.
Stockyard BBQ in the old La Trattoria space at Westheimer and Marilee. Almost directly across the street n the Mariner's Village Shopping Center is Dickey's.
Last weekend, (before meeting otherbrotherdarrell for beers and oysters and bacalao), Mom and I went to Dickey's.
Shoulda tried Stockyard.
Dickey's is apparently a 200+ location chain based in Dallas. They have stores in all but a handful of states. This is apparently their third foray into Houston.
At 11:30 on a Saturday morning, a small request for brisket and two ribs produced saran wrapped mush. Not kidding.
I guess I'm kind of a bbq snob, but with Pierson's apparently closed forever, I don't know of any
"great" bbq in Houston. I practically grew up in Lexington and while Snow's has only been around a few years, Ms. Tootsie has been doing her thing in Lex since I was a little boy. (And that's a freakin' long time.) I've tried both Aaron Franklin's and John Mueller's wares as discussed in the most recent Texas Monthly cover story, though to be honest all John had left when we got there late on New Year's Eve was sausage and his sparkling personality. I can't imagine why a city the size, and most importantly the LOCATION, of Houston can't draw a great pit master.
Oh well. At least I can always find a good taco.
Anyone know anything about Stockyard?