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Pinkerton's Barbecue (First Impression)

Amber and I were going to be in Houston for the Texas Monthly Meatup. One of our good friends' birthday was the Friday before the event. I told him to pick a place for his birthday dinner. He, for whatever reason, let me decide for him. FYI- I would never let anyone choose my birthday dinner. I knew his wife loved pork ribs and a place came to mind with good ribs and that was open for dinner. Pinkerton's Barbecue. I visited Pinkerton's while researching for the Texas Monthly list and had a fantastic meal there.


Grant Pinkerton is the owner and pitmaster. That name sounds familiar? The Longhorn alum crashed the Houston BBQ scene in 2015 with a bunch pop-ups, catering gigs, and a brick and mortar coming. The River Oaks deal fell through and sent Grant scrambling. He finally secured a new location and after months of construction and renovation, he finally opened in December of 2016. He has hit the ground running ever since. When you go to Pinkerton's, you are going to G…

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