Ribs: Burnt bits of sugar glaze fuse with juicy meat to yield heaven on a bone at Old School Barbecue, 5500 Brentwood Stair Rd., FW.
Sausage: These spices sneak up on you, bash you on the back of the head, and steal your wallet. Find it at Ike’s C U Later Bar-B-Que,4708 E. Rosedale St., FW
Sandwich: Pork sausage, made fresh every morning, drenched with house-made sweet-tangy barbecue sauce – trust us, don’t try to eat this sandwich in the car. Settle in at Sausage Shoppe, 1302 E. Seminary Dr., FW.
Brisket: Perfect every time, wrapped in a red smoke ring and crowned with a flavor-burst crust at Texas Pit Bar-B-Q, 324 S. Saginaw Blvd., Saginaw.
Turkey leg: Every day’s a fest when you’re waving one of these in the air. Wilson’s Barbecue, 5633 Lovell St., FW
Sides: Texas Pit’s mustard-spiked potato salad and Ike’s tongue-tingling baked beans.
Dessert: Sweet-potato pie like your bossy grandma used to make, also available at Wilson’s.