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Top Houston barbecue spot plans a real brick-and-mortar location

Brooks' Place is one of the rising stars in Houston's emerging barbecue scene.  Eric Sandler
Owner Trent Brooks already has the keys and hopes to be open within 45 days. Brooks' Place/Facebook
Here's last night's Facebook announcement.  Brooks' Place/Facebook
A small fire cost Brooks' Place 200 pounds of meat but didn't do any permanent damage.  Brooks' Place/Facebook

Brooks' Place BBQ announced on Facebook Thursday night that it will open a brick-and-mortar location at 17045 FM 529. That's only a mile or so from the trailer's regular spot in the parking lot of an Ace Hardware store at FM 529 and Barker Cypress. Construction could start as soon as next week, and owner Trent Brooks hopes to be open within two months.

Houston BBQ Festival organized J.C. Reid tweets that Brooks will continue to cook from his current pit at the restaurant. That's a good thing, because the meat that comes from it is smoky, moist and delicious. In particular, Brooks' brisket holds its own with the stars of central Texas.  

From humble beginnings, Brooks' Place has emerged as one of the stars in Houston's barbecue scene. It earned a spot in the recent Texas Monthly Top 50, and CultureMap named it one of Houston's 10 best barbecue joints

Due to a small pit fire, Brooks will only have limited meat available today, but there wasn't any permanent damage. 

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