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Pitmaster: Trent Brooks: Brooks’ Place BBQ

Ask for some crusty meat from the fatty end of a brisket at Brook’s Place in Cypress and you won’t be disappointed. There is one picnic table in front of this barbecue trailer parked in front of an Ace Hardware store at the northwest corner of Barker-Cypress and FM 529 (18020 FM 529, Cypress, TX 77433). But I wouldn’t count on the table being available. Be prepared to eat in your car, or get it to go, but don’t miss this place. The ribs are also excellent. The pulled pork is a little dry, but a good drenching with Texas Pete or some other vinegar pepper sauce will fix that.

Second-generation pitmaster Trent Brooks learned the art of smoke from his dad, who still has a barbecue catering operation headquartered in Acres Homes. You might also find Trent’s wife Norma running the trailer. The place is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 6pm, Sunday 11am to 5 closed Monday and Tuesday. Call 832-893-1682 to see if there’s any brisket left.

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