Now Open - Honey Smoke Pit!

August 28, 2017

From the Star-Telegram - August 15, 2017

What Fort Worth needs is — another barbecue joint?

No, really. Honey Smoke Pit is just what Fort Worth and West Seventh Street needed: a new barbecue place, bringing a still-unproven restaurant space back to life with a combination of credible Texas barbecue and ample craft beer.

Lambert is back home in Fort Worth, where he started at the old Deer Creek BBQ, Cowtown BBQ and Fred’s Texas Cafe locations. Honey Smoke Pit keeps a little bit of all those restaurants: pork ribs with a little spice in the rub, juicy brisket with good bark, half-pound burgers and Lambert’s signature sides such as jalapeño-bacon mac-and-cheese, seasoned “ranch hand” beans and panko onion rings.

A “Big Shot” platter ($17.99) comes with brisket, ribs, homemade sausage, turkey and sides. It’s easily enough to feed two.

There’s also a “three-way” sandwich ($12.99) stacked with brisket burnt ends, shredded rib meat and sausage, plus slaw and onion rings.

Regular sandwiches cost $8.99, platters $11.99. Other sides include crisp, fresh green beans, sweet-potato fries, red-cabbage coleslaw or fried okra.

The barbecue comes off a commercial Southern Pride smoker designed for use in cramped spaces like the Montgomery Plaza mixed-use apartments, Lambert said.

Burgers come in third-pound or half-pound sizes, and there’s also a brisket burger ($7.99-$9.99).

Desserts, served in a hot skillet, include bourbon-pecan cobbler, peach cobbler or banana-bread pudding.

Don’t be confused: Honey Smoke Pit isn’t the craftwork level of Heim Barbecue or BBQ on the Brazos. But it’s excellent barbecue with above-average sides, in a pleasant setting close to West Seventh Street shops.

It’s open for lunch and dinner daily at 2600 W. Seventh St. (actually, in back on the West Fifth Street side); 817-720-7288honeysmokepit.com.

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