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Heim Barbecue Is Already Planning A Second Fort Worth Outpost

DFW’s Pitmaster of the Year has big plans for more smoked meats

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It’s been a massive year for Travis & Emma Heim. Earlier this year, they opened their first brick & mortar location of Heim Barbecue & Catering to epic lines and effusive praise, and last month, Travis was named Eater Dallas’ 2016 Pitmaster of the Year. Now, they’re continuing their domination of Fort Worth’s booming barbecue scene.

In an epically long Facebook post, Heim has announced that he will open a second outpost of his massively popular barbecue joint at 4400 White Settlement Road, in the space formerly occupied by oddly-named (and short-lived) restaurant Thurber Mingus. The space will require a “ton of work” to remodel up to Heim’s standards, but construction will soon begin on the project.

The new outpost will offer a patio with a view of the Trinity River, space for live music, and a larger kitchen than the first restaurant on Magnolia Ave. It’s the culmination of a massive (and rapid) growth for the budding restaurateur, especially considering that Heim was “selling ribs out of a parking lot for extra cash” and serving his smoked meats from a trailer just a few short years ago.

The project is currently in the earliest of stages, but Heim assures his loyal fans that the second outpost will open its doors at some point in 2017.

Scope out the full post below:

Hey friends! Emma and I would like to share some super exciting news with y’all!!! The last few years have seemed like...

Posted by Heim Barbecue & Catering on Tuesday, December 6, 2016