Jackson Street Barbecue
This downtown barbecue restaurant brings together Reef chef Bryan Caswell and talented pitmaster Greg Gatlin. Fans of Gatlin's barbecue joint will recognize his distinctive flavor in the brisket, ribs and sausage that emerge from Jackson Street's massive, wood-fired Oyler smokers. While Gatlin focuses on his namesake restaurant in Garden Oaks, pitmaster Brandon Allen keeps everything at Jackson Street shipshape.
Caswell brings some of his distinctive sides to the party in the former of Reef's fried mac and cheese and addictive dirty rice. While hardcore barbecue fanatics typically order meat a la carte, the jalapeno cheese biscuit packed with burnt ends is so good that it should have everyone opting for sandwiches.