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A Beloved St. Louis Barbecue Joint Will Bring Its Saucy Smoked Ribs to Dallas

Sugarfire Smokehouse will open its first Texas outpost in Lake Highlands

A rack of St. Louis style ribs held with tongs
Charred ribs are en route
Sugarfire Smokehouse [Official Photo]
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Sugarfire Smokehouse, a popular St. Louis destination for the city’s characteristic style of barbecue, will open a Dallas location.

The growing chain, which operates 15 other locations across the country, will set down roots in a space at 6750 Abrams Road in Lake Highlands. The fast-casual restaurant will occupy about 3,200 square feet with seating for 68 diners, per a press release, that will boast an outdoor patio and “multiple bars.” There’s also a cutting station at the end of the ordering line, where diners can snag meaty samples as they wait for their plates.

Smoked meats are, of course, the name of the game at Sugarfire, with options like brisket, pulled pork, and St. Louis style ribs on the menu. Those meats can be slathered in six different types of sauces, including a coffee-spiked option, classic sweet St. Louis barbecue sauce, and a riff on the Texas style. At other locations, sandwiches like the Big Muddy, a giant pile of brisket, smoked sausage, and horseradish sauce between two buns, are also a pretty big deal on the menu. Boozy milkshakes, beer, and other cocktails round out the offerings.

When Sugarfire arrives next summer, it will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Stay tuned for more details on its arrival.