People often line up outside Cattleack Barbeque in North Dallas; after all, the smoke house is open surprisingly few hours — just 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
But July 7 was different.
People were waiting in line after not having access to owners Todd and Misty David's prized brisket cuts — which The Dallas Morning News called some of "the best barbecue in Dallas" — for several weeks, after Cattleack closed to finish renovations on its space. The new digs, which include seating for an additional 100 guests, a reorganized condiment experience and larger waiting area, opened Thursday, and rest assured barbecue fiends showed.
See what's in store at the new and improved Cattleack Barbeque:
If you're hungry just looking, know you'll probably have to wait in line, too. Todd says he doesn't intend to expand Cattleack's hours, though he does hope to host more special Saturday events on a monthly basis; for example, inviting customers to enjoy a smoked whole hog, he says.