Heim BBQ has all the Meats and is Worth all the Hype

I’m not sure there’s a better time to resurrect this blog, and I can’t think of a better place to highlight than Heim BBQ. Since my last post, I’ve been a little busy, but Fort Worth has too. Over the last year, I got married to my soulmate, experienced the honeymoon of our dreams, changed jobs from the corporate 9 to 5 and am now working from home—doing what I love. But all of that is nothing compared to the growth I’ve seen here in Fort Worth’s Near Southside. From construction on the new Salsa Limon lot to the South Main development, there’s a ton to be excited about and much to share. So, you’ll see many more regular posts from me, and I hope you enjoy reading about my travels and life off Magnolia Avenue.


Before Heim BBQ opened, I knew my life would be forever changed. Not only can I smell the delicious smoked meats from my house six days a week, (they’re closed on Tuesdays…kind of random, I know) but it’s probably the best place to cure my near-weekly craving for Texas-style Southern cooking. Some people might disagree (no disrespect to die-hard Angelo’s or Railhead fans) but this is hands down my favorite barbecue join in Fort Worth, and anywhere else for that matter.

The bacon burnt ends alone are worth the typical wait in their outside-the-door line. And, while they don’t sell out all of the time, I still recommend getting there early to beat the rush and improving your odds at getting the best on the menu. I’ve found the best time to come is for an early lunch. Follow them on Facebook for updates.

My go-to (other than Monday evenings when I make it for their weekly Heimburger offering) is a chopped brisket sandwich with a couple of sides like their potato salad or green chile mac and cheese. But a must here is topping it off with Emma’s Banana Pudding. I usually leave this place feeling so full after gorging myself, but with all of the delicious menu options, it’s hard to have restraint here. My husband recently ordered the potato skins, and I made him share them with me. They are that good.

Owners Travis and Emma Heim have a pretty inspiring story, too. After several years of selling their meats out of parking lots and throwing backyard barbecue parties for friends, their talents and hard-work are paying off. Recently named one of the top 50 BBQ Joints by Texas Monthly, this place is worth all of the hype.  


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