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Daddy Duncan’s BBQ’s Award Winning Brisket Will Have a Permanent Home in Katy

The food truck just bought two acres for its first brick-and-mortar

A burger topped with Daddy Duncan’s brisket, available at Texas Tradition
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Daddy Duncan’s BBQ, one of Houston’s favorite barbecue trucks, will officially open its first permanent location in Katy.

An announcement posted to the company’s Facebook page states that the business bought two acres in Katy to open its forthcoming eatery, and Chef Randy Duncan confirmed the news to Eater. The rural setting near Katy Hockley Cut-Off and Clay Road will host a 1,500 square-foot barn-like dining area, a outdoor beer garden with park benches, a stage for live music, and a pond. It’s close to the Four Seasons baseball park and will be a kid-friendly spot for the after-game crowd, the former Omni Hotel chef tells Eater. “It’s really growing in that little area,” he says, “And we have a huge following in Katy.”

The barbecue champion, who won both the judge’s top award and the people’s choice award at the Houston BBQ Throwdown, says he’s used to customers lining up for two or more hours to snag some of his delicious brisket. He and wife Sylvia Duncan run out of food every time the food truck is out and about, according to Duncan, so a stand-alone eatery was the logical next step.

When the eatery opens, the Duncans will serve up a rotating assortment of 10 cuts of meat like turkey, boudin, and ribs supplied by ubiquitous meat purveyor Ruffino Meats in College Station, along with sides, and homemade bread and pickles from local makers in the area. The establishment will also be BYOB and eventually serve up beers on site.

Diners eager to get their hands on the Duncans’ barbecue can queue up next time the truck is out and about, or head to one of the other area eateries that make brisket-fueled creations using Chef Duncan’s legendary 14-hour smoked meat. Those include a brisket kolache at Glaze doughnuts, brisket-topped pizza The Pizza Shoppe, plus more creations at Pappa Gyros, Proud Pie, and Texas Tradition. “These are already popular places, when we teamed up with them it just got out of control with lines out the door,” Duncan tells Eater. “I had to steadily keep bringing them brisket.”

Duncan hopes to open in the spring of 2019. Stay tuned for more information on Daddy Duncan’s BBQ’s forthcoming Katy debut.