Best of Houston® 2022

Best Of Houston® 2022: Best Barbecue

This is some of the best bbq in Texas, and that's the TRUTH.
This is some of the best bbq in Texas, and that's the TRUTH. Photo by Carlos Brandon
Best Barbecue: Truth BBQ

Houston has attracted some pretty top name talent in the culinary world, such is the case with Leonard Botello IV, pitmaster and owner of the highly-acclaimed Truth Barbeque who brought his spot to a smokehouse off Washington a few years back. It seems to be getting better and better with age, as evidenced as it snagging the No. 3  spot on Texas Monthly’s list of “The Top 50 Texas BBQ Joints”...and the inevitable line out the door. Recently, Botello added a Carolina whole hog experience (Saturdays only) to the already incredible mix. Go for that, plus a mix of true Central Texas style brisket and burnt ends, spicy pepper jack smoked sausage, tater tot casserole, and a big ol’ slice of banana caramel cake.

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