Barbecue restaurants fill Texas, but only a handful are taking things to the next level by incorporating flavors you might not expect to find on brisket and ribs.
Blood Bros. BBQ and Feges BBQ are two of the spots in Houston shaking up the traditional barbecue seasonings.
In this episode of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd”, we meet the creators of the popular restaurants and learn what inspired them to do things differently.
Plus, Shepherd’s young niece and nephew join him to sample a spread of amazing menu items. He said he wanted to let “the real food critics” weigh in on this Houston barbecue.
“Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd” is your guide to the best food in Houston. Watch new episodes Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KPRC 2.
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5425 Bellaire Blvd. | Bellaire
What it’s known for: Barbecue that incorporates the flavors the owners and pitmaster grew up eating in Houston, like Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Tex-Mex. It’s not Texas barbecue, they call it “Houston barbecue”.
How Chris describes it: “They’re bringing in all the multi-cultural aspects of Houston into the barbecue,” said Shepherd. “When you can show off your city through food, that’s a special thing.”
8217 Long Point Rd. | Houston
What it’s known for: Feges BBQ proudly touts on its website that they offer a new approach to barbecue combining traditional flavors and modern interpretations of classics.
How Chris describes it: “They’re not just a barbecue joint. They’ve got wings, they’re doing a killer burger,” said Shepherd. “You can think of it more as a smokehouse.... plus they’ve got a great wine list.”
More “Eat Like a Local” picks for barbecue
- Brett’s BBQ Shop: 25220 Kingsland Blvd. | Katy
- Roegels Barbecue Co: 2223 South Voss Road | Houston
- Roegels Barbecue Co: 20702 Katy Freeway | Katy
- Brisket & Rice: 13111 Farm to Market Rd. 529 | Houston
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Watch new episodes of “Eat Like a Local with Chris Shepherd” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on KPRC 2.