Lockhart Smokehouse Opening New Location in Plano (Plus Exclusive Pics!!)

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Lockhart Smokehouse
Lockhart Smokehouse's newest location, in Plano

We heard that Lockhart Smokehouse will be opening a new location in Plano soon. This made us very excited. So, we had to ask Jill and Jeff Bergus the most important, journalisty questions about their new place. Here are those serious questions, plus their serious answers, plus artist's renderings of what we think the new place should look like on the inside, plus Will's beard.


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Alice Laussade
Artist's rendering of what we hope the new Lockhart Smokehouse in Plano will look like on the inside, once it's finished.

Will the menu at your Plano location be the same as the menu at your Oak Cliff spot? Or will you add specials for those who intend to travel in from Frisconsin?
Same basic menu, Partner and Chief Fire Wrangler Tim is working on ideas.

Obviously you'll have valet. What will the valet's attire be? BBQ Tie or Bandana Casual?
Actually, parking in downtown Plano is better than at our current Bishop Arts location. Plus, the DART station is right there.

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Alice Laussade
The condiment Ferris wheel we hope they'll have inside. (Pickles and onions included.)

When pit master Will Fleischman walks into Plano territory, will Jay-Z's "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" suddenly blast from all of Plano's Bose speakers?
No, I think Mesa now has the exclusive rights to his music.

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Alice Laussade
Obviously it will have to rain BBQ sauce inside. They'll figure it out.

OK serious question: If it's your friend's birthday and you come to the Plano location, all the guys will sing the Bennigan's Happy Happy Birthday song to us, right? Right?
Sure, just ask these two:

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Lockhart Smokehouse
Beards.

Speaking of beards, will you now require all employees to beard themselves, just so they don't catch cold in The North?
Our policy has always been one tattoo, beard or piercing per employee. We don't envision that changing.

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Alice Laussade
Wagyu Forest will be real. It has to be.

True or false: the new location will host BBQ sauce wrestling competitions.
There is a loft upstairs that can seat 40 people that we were going to use for private parties, however our structural engineers can certainly work to reinforce the beams for such an event.

Demo begins soon at 1026 E. 15th St. in downtown Plano, and they hope for this new location to be open before the end of the year. Someone please plan a BBQ sauce wrestling competition there ASAP.

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kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

BTW, parking in Downtown Plano is not a problem, besides a little walking is good for you. 

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

YES!  Finally a good Q place in this city full of Dickeys and all other manner of shitty chain restaurants. 

Twinwillow
Twinwillow

I've found their food (in Oak Cliff) to be totally inconsistent.

EdD.
EdD.

/me does happy dance

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

I look forward to another soccer watching party with Gavin at Lockhart.  And yes, I will have the bartender make me a bloody mary again, it was delicious.

Jim Ruestmann
Jim Ruestmann

Oh boy, Plano, isn't that WAAAYYY outside your bubble??

Dan_Arroyo
Dan_Arroyo

Glad they're expanding and are obviously a very welcome to the otherwise lackluster DFW BBQ scene. But the BBQ and consistency simply needs to improve. The sausage, I can't believe they're still serving it. It's mealy and close to inedible.

crrojahn
crrojahn

Speechless. I have no speech.

Eric_The_Midget
Eric_The_Midget

@Twinwillow I agree.  I used to be a regular but got tired of spending $50 for overly dry or overly fatty meat.  When I would complain, I was told that they were at the mercy of their meat supplier sooo I decided to take my business elsewhere.  Funny how the churrascarias I frequent seem to produce a tasty product every time.

Greg820
Greg820

@Twinwillow Creating good, quality, BBQ in large, regular quantities is no easy thing.  Each cut is different, the oven is different from day to day, as is the wood.  Even the humidity can make a big difference in outcome.  I say that not to excuse inconsistency but to explain it.  I have had some fantastic and some very average 'Q from Lockhart, too.  But overall I am still a regular.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@Greg820

This is the absolute truth!  Take it from someone who has "experienced" multiple outlets, the baby just gets uglier the farther away from the momma it gets. It's all about consistency. 

doublecheese
doublecheese

@cleaver.gavin @ScottsMerkin Crystal Palace, is that the vodka in a plastic bottle made in Compton, CA?  I had a bottle of that vile shit many years ago when I was an under-age college student.   I just remember looking at the bottle and where it was made, and it all making sense.

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