Fort Worth's hippest neighborhood is about to get an injection of Texas barbecue: Heim Barbecue owners Travis and Emma Heim are expanding their smoked meat trailer to a brick and mortar restaurant at 1109 W. Magnolia Avenue come next spring. The move will put them within blocks of scores of other Near Southside bars and restaurants like Cane Rosso, Brewed, Shinjuku Station, The Bearded Lady, The Usual, and Spiral Diner.
Things are moving quickly for the husband-and-wife duo, who only launched their barbecue venture in February of this year. Since then the trailer — which is currently stationed outside Fort Worth's Republic Street Bar — has attracted a loyal following and won plenty of praise from publications like the Dallas Observer and the Star-Telegram for its craft approach to smoked meats including prime brisket, pulled pork, and short ribs, plus the unusual bacon burnt ends.
The brick and mortar restaurant will allow the Heims to expand their menu with items like house-baked buns, biscuits, and (eventually) breakfast kolaches. The restaurant will seat 120 and also have a patio, which presumably means these barbecue mavens will also be majorly expanding their customer base.