Barbecue is synonymous with Texan culture with meat-smoking traditions that date back to the mid-19th century. Over the past century or two, however, multiple styles and variations have blossomed out of the preparation process of Texas barbecue. There’s the East Texas-style that’s marinated in a sweet, tomato-based sauce and cooked over hickory wood. West Texas, on the other hand, prefers to smoke their meats over direct heat from mesquite wood in a method similar to grilling, while Central Texas is prone to salt-and-peppered rubbed meat cooked over the indirect heat of pecan, oak, or mesquite wood. Pretty interesting stuff, huh?
Whatever style of TX BBQ you choose, it’s more important than ever before to support local restaurants during this time. In doing so, you will ensure that they stay open well-after this public health emergency while enjoying delicious food and helping to lessen the disruption the pandemic has brought upon our favorite restaurants. Check out our suggestions below!
Killen’s Barbecue – 3613 E Broadway Street, Pearland, TX
Located in the Pearland area of South Houston, Killen’s Barbecue is still offering online ordering through its website for those who prefer to carry out their food and enjoy it in the comfort of their own apartment home. The H-Town favorite also increased their delivery options and is available to order through the DoorDash app. This means you can still enjoy their best dishes, including the housemade sausage, beef rib, pulled pork, brisket – and who could forget those mouthwatering sides and desserts?
Gatlin’s BBQ – 3510 Ella Boulevard Building C, Suite A, Houston, TX
This family-run and Black-owned restaurant recently upped its game when it moved to its Garden Oaks location. Even though their dining area has reopened, you can still order takeout on their website, including their specialty Baby Back and Spare Ribs. They also offer loaded baked potatoes and fries that are Texas-sized and totally delicious. The sides are southern-inspired and filled with love: collard greens, smoked corn, candied yams, mac & cheese, and an impressive selection of wings with house sauces.
Jackson Street Barbecue – 209 Jackson Street, Houston, TX
If you happen to be in Downtown H-Town, it’s worth it to make a stop at Jackson Street Barbecue. This local restaurant earned its accolades from Astro baseball fans everywhere, as it is only minutes from Minute Maid Park. While you cannot enjoy baseball with a side of BBQ, for the time being, you can still carry out that big city taste Monday through Friday. Choose from meat plates, sandwiches, salads, loaded baked potatoes, and a generous selection of sides – and no one in your home will go hungry anytime soon!
At King’s Cove Apartments in Kingwood, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of essential information. We encourage you to stay up to date with our blogs so that you don’t miss out on upcoming events, new recipes, or day-to-day tips.