Fort Worth's Newest Barbecue Joint Gets Smokin' by Memorial Day

Derek Allan’s Texas BBQ

The snug space on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Rosedale Street is ready to see lines cue up outside for a taste of Wagyu barbecue — done Texas-style.

Derek Allan’s Texas BBQ is opening to the public Friday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. (or until sold out). Allan, a Fort Worth native, began his barbecue career with a food truck in the Grapevine area. His ’cue, like so many other craft barbecue outfits converging on Fort Worth, is Central Texas-style, rubbed and cooked over indirect heat. The restaurant — which features three smoke pits created by hand — will serve Wagyu brisket, housemade brisket sausage and beef ribs.

"We believe we're bringing something truly special to the Fort Worth Medical District that has only been possible through a lot of faith, sweat and tears," Allan says.

The new upstart will also be selling merchandise, including Allan's signature Dirty Dalmatian Bark Builder — for customers who want to attempt to recreate that rich, black lacquer bark on their own backyard grills.