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There's no doubt that barbecue reigns king in Texas– and if you haven't experienced it first hand, then you basically haven't been living. But there's no need to make a pilgrimage down to Central Texas' barbecue belt to get your 'cue fix on when some of the best in the state can be found right here in Big D.
First up is Pecan Lodge, a veritable temple to wood-fired meats that's known as much for its lines as it is for its mind-blowing barbecue.
Talk about lines, there's always one outside of CattleAck BBQ, a hole-in-the-wall place that's only open for a few hours, two days a week. Don't let the crowds dissuade you from coming though, folks say that this place's brisket is the stuff of Dallas legend.
And it's not just Texas-style barbecue that's been making a strong showing. One of the new kids on the block, 18th and Vine, is bringing a taste of Kansas City to Dallas in the form of succulent ribs and drool-worthy burnt ends. It also boasts an intimate jazz lounge upstairs.
If all these places are whetting your appetite, then you'll want to follow this handy 10Best guide to find out about more of Dallas' most sizzling barbecue hot-spots.