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Pappa Charlies Barbecue Makes a Comeback in Cypress

The former EaDo fave has a new home

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Amy McCarthy is a reporter at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

Pappa Charlies barbecue has officially made a comeback in Cypress after the EaDo original closed its doors late last year.

A Facebook post to the page for Cypress Trail Hideout at 25610 Hempstead Road in Cypress, the space where the new Pappa Charlies is located, announced the restaurant’s reopening. Owner Wesley Jurena shuttered his original brick and mortar location, opened in 2015, and looked for a space that would allow him to expand his pit capacity and find a better parking situation. In Cypress, the new space is decidedly more expansive and offers outdoor seating complete with a stage where live music will be hosted.

Jurena showed off the Pappa Charlies menu at a recent pop-up, serving up sausage, ribs, brisket, mac and cheese, pinto beans, and more until selling out of at least a few dishes. For the unfamiliar, Jurena first began smoking meats in 2009, and honed his skills in barbecue competitions across the country before settling down into a food truck and, eventually, a permanent location.

Pappa Charlies is now open for dinner service only, Tuesday through Sunday. Expect lunch to be added in the coming weeks.