The Demeris family has been serving Houstonians barbecue since 1964. This casual concept serves traditional barbecue like ribs, sausage, chicken or turkey; if you stop by the Shepherd location, you'll find a few extras like steaks, shrimp and fajitas. For take home meals, you can get up to a gallon of any particular side, including their house-made barbecue sauce. You can also order off the menu and get their Big Puma Tater, a loaded baked potato topped with turkey and barbecue sauce that's the favorite dish of former Astro/current Yankee Lance Berkman.
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I'm not sure what I find so compelling about the barbecue sandwich ($3.35) served at Demeris (2911 South Shepherd, 529-7326, and branches). It might be the sauce of tomatoes, Worcestershire, liquid smoke and lemons (added last to gi...