After waiting several months for Lockhart Smokehouse's opening day, the Posse made its way across the ice-packed Houston Street viaduct today for lunch in the OC. We were not disappointed.
Posse pitmaster Marshall Cooper, his son Mark & I sampled the meat spread shown above. We ordered brisket, shoulder clod, a pork chop and Kreuz jalapeno sausage. Jim Rossman and Gary Barber joined in on the meatfest as well. There was nothing left but grease-soaked butcher paper when we were done.
It was their second day of business, unfortunately we were too jammed at work to get away on opening day. BBQ snob Daniel Vaughn writes a great account of day one on the corner of Bishop and Davis in Oak Cliff.
Our advice to you and your crew is come early. When we arrived a little before 11:30am, the line wasn't very long yet. One hour later the line was stretching all the way back into the dining room. However, pitmaster Tim McLaughlin was manning the counter with three other guys and the service was fast and friendly.
We were very impressed with our first visit to Lockhart Smokehouse. While not perfect yet, the taste, tenderness and smoke were really good on everything we tried. We can't wait to watch as owner Jeff Bergus and Tim take this place to the top of DFW BBQ greatness.
Lockhart Smokehouse, 400 W. Davis, Dallas, 214-944-5521. Open every day from 11am till they're done!
Photos by Chris Wilkins