Husband/wife team Erin Smith and Patrick Feges opened Feges BBQ in 2018. With their combined fine dining experience and Patrick's barbecue expertise, Feges BBQ offers a new approach to barbecue combining traditional flavors and modern interpretations of classics.
Though they've been cooking up good bbq since 2012 at various pop-up events, this will be the duo's first brick and mortar location. The menu is true to barbecue roots with plenty of brisket, pork ribs, chicken and pulled pork, but offers some exciting additions like boudin, pork belly and house-made sausage.
Even vegetarians are sure to enjoy Feges BBQ with it's salad options and inspired list of sides like sweet and spicy sprouts and roasted eggplant with mint and Moroccan spiced carrots. Did we mention there are also breakfast tacos for the early birds? That's right, Feges BBQ opens at 7 a.m., so those with an early morning hankering for BBQ can enjoy brisket and pulled pork tacos until 10:30 a.m. They've also got biscuits and gravy or cowboy casserole for a change of pace.
Patrick is a self-taught pitmaster and Purple Heart recipient from injuries sustained during a tour in Iraq. It was during his recovery that he was hit with the barbecue bug. After culinary school, he cooked in some of Houston’s most acclaimed kitchens, including Underbelly, Brennan’s, Killen’s Barbecue and Southern Goods, while building his barbecue business on the side. Erin spent her early career in New York City, working at Per Se and Babbo before returning to Houston in 2010 to serve as executive chef of Plonk! Beer & Wine Bistro. She served as culinary director for the Clumsy Butcher Group and then executive chef at Main Kitchen before working as a sommelier at wine bar Camerata to hone her front-of-house skills. She won an episode of Chopped! in 2016, which provided the initial funding for Feges BBQ. Erin and Patrick opened their second location, Feges BBQ Spring Branch, in 2021.
Feges BBQ was named one of Texas Monthly’s 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas in 2021, one of the 33 Best BBQ Joints in America by Thrillist in 2018, 2019 and 2021, one of Texas Monthly’s 25 Best New BBQ Joints in Texas in 2019 and one of the Best New Southern Barbecue Joints by Garden & Gun in 2019.