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Ranking the 10 Best Barbecue Joints in Dallas

Jaime-Paul Falcon

By Jaime-Paul Falcon

The barbecue revolution has been taking the nation by storm over the last few years. Even as society (according to highly curated food blogs) moves towards a healthier lifestyle, the allure of smoked meats has stayed strong. This is especially true in Texas, where the culture of smoking a brisket (a fatty cut of beef from a cow’s chest) has cultivated a rabid following, especially in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. All of this excitement over smoked meat has led to Texas Monthly naming Dallas-based writer and author of the acclaimed The Prophets of Smoked Meat, Daniel Vaughn, the nation’s first Barbecue Editor, as well as Dallas hosting a barbecue and music festival dedicated to the practice. In an effort to help you meat-starved folks, we ranked the 10 best barbecue restaurants in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, from the celebrity chef-run high concept restaurants to shacks that are literally on the side of the road. These are the 10 places you must go for smoked meat.

Jaime-Paul Falcon is a writer based in Texas. His work has appeared in The Dallas Observer, Maura and The Independent. Follow him on Twitter @JaimesonPaul.

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