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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

The "bring a gun, get a discount" BBQ

Texas decided to be Texas this year, and Texans can now open carry or concealed carry anywhere they want, unless a business specifically says not to. A few restaurants and shopping malls said no, but Trent Brooks, proprietor of Brooks' Place BBQ in Cypress near Houston not only said yeah, but hell yeah. He is offering a 10% discount to anyone who carries a gun.

"There have been no complaints face to face," he told the Houston Chronicle.

Texas Monthly listed the place as the No. 13 BBQ in Texas:
Brooks’s own style borrows from the Southern tradition of pork-centric barbecue, but he combines it with a mastery of smoked beef that is usually limited to Central Texas. In time, even the most skeptical of Houston ’cue hounds were making regular trips to Cypress to taste Brooks’s brisket. It’s minimally trimmed — an anomaly in Houston barbecue, where “fat” is a four-letter word — resulting in moist, perfectly rendered meat with a crusty, jiggly fat cap still attached. Ribs and sausage are top-notch too. Kicked-up baked beans redolent of oregano and simple, fresh-made garlic potatoes round out the menu.
It is located at 18020 FM 529, and is open Wednesdays through Sunday at 11 a.m. until it runs out of food, which is around 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 5 p.m. on Sunday.


  1. That isn't too far from the Hot Wells shooting range on 290. Gotta love that place, too. On weekend mornings the place is packed and if you're across the freeway at the grocery store it sounds like the D-Day invasion is going on over there.