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Who Has the Best Barbecue in Dallas? You Will Know on Thursday

The February issue of D Magazine is scheduled to hit newsstands on Monday, January 18 Thursday, January 21 (thanks, Tim). The cover story, The Best Barbecue in Dallas, will reveal the top 16 ‘cue joints around town. The top picks were determined by Daniel Vaughn, the self-described “BBQ Snob,” who details his obsession with barbecue on his blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ. The accompanying photographs, shot by our go-to food photographer Kevin Hunter Marple, are gorgeous. I’ll post a link to the story as soon as it’s available online and I look forward to some spirited discussions on barbecue over the next few weeks. I’ve got a gift certificate to The Grape for anyone who can guess Vaughn’s top pick.

UPDATE:  Hint: I should have said in and around Dallas.

  • JB

    I’m still a big fan of Sammy’s. They lost a little bit when they tried to expand to Preston Center expand but I think the original is back to form. But the best Barbeque in general is the kind you find someone making out in their yard in Oak Cliff on any given weekend.

  • mike


  • Amy B

    @jerry russo’s coal fire italian kitchen is not good, imho. Nice way to hack the BBQ thread with a pizza insert!

    Can’t believe no one has guessed it yet. Must be someplace small. Black’s? Smitty’s? Lol..

  • Phil

    Babyback Shak…

  • AD

    hands down, BAKER’S RIBS

  • Micah

    Off the Bone BBQ in Forest Hill

  • Rebross

    Does Railhead in FW count?

  • localchef




  • tht143

    Tillmans Roadhouse Ft. Worth the bar-b-que just gets better and better…try the ribs