BABY BACK SHAK Barbecue. The Oak Cliff restaurant may have gotten a facelift, but the barbecue is still the finger-licking delight it always was. www. babybackshak.net. 1800 S. Akard St., 214.428.7427. COOPER’S BBQ Barbecue. Texans can’t get enough of Cooper’s barbecue. This is classic barbecue—ribs and brisket—at its best, served with beans, cole slaw, potato salad and more. Make sure to finish your meal with a scoop of peach cobbler. www.coopersbbqfortworth.com. 301 Stockyards Blvd., 817.626.6464. LOCKHART SMOKEHOUSE Barbecue. Jill Grobowsky Bergus and her husband, Jeff, knew exactly what Dallas was missing: A Central Texasstyle barbecue joint in the tradition of those in Lockhart. The first location, in the Bishop Arts District, was so popular that it spawned another in downtown Plano. www.lockhartsmokehouse.com. 400 W. Davis, 214.944.5521.; 1026 E. 15th St., 972.516.8900. PECAN LODGE Barbecue. What started as a small catering company with just one smoker has grown into a massively popular barbecue restaurant, where people have been known to wait for hours just for a rib or burnt end. After outgrowing their spot at the old Dallas Farmer’s Market, Justin and Diane Fourton claimed a spot in Deep Ellum and the crowds followed. www.pecanlodge.com. 2702 Main St., 214.748.8900. RISCKY’S BBQ Barbecue. This family-owned and -operated barbecue tradition has been serving quality meats for more than 70 years. Multiple locations. www.risckys.com. SMOKE RESTAURANT New American. The name speaks for itself: just smokin’ good. Award-winning Chef Tim Byres specializes in slow-smoked meat and old-school cooking from scratch to create some of the most flavorful New American dishes around. www.smokerestaurant.com. 901 Fort Worth Ave., 214.393.4141. 2408 Preston Road, Plano, 972.599.2222. TEN 50 BBQ Barbecue. At Ten 50 BBQ, charcoal made from hickory, oak, pecan and mesquite flavors the meat that cooks right in front of you. www.ten50bbq.com. 1050 N. Central Expy., Richardson, 972.234.1050. TIM LOVE’S WOODSHED SMOKEHOUSE Barbecue. This “homage” to smoke, fire and flavor rests on the Trinity River in Cowtown and treats hungry carnivores to an unexpected and invigorating take on traditional barbecue. Relying on more global influences, the menu dazzles with choices like brisket-stuffed piquillo peppers and smoked red fish en papillote. www.woodshedsmokehouse.com. 3201 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, 817.877.4545.