We often talk about our favorite barbecue joints in Texas, but of all the characteristics we use to label our favorites, we're hard pressed to mention one without a closed sign.
But Sonny Bryan’s 24-hour smokehouse in Dallas changed their hours in May.
Texas Monthly’s barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn says the now round-the-clock barbecue joint used to have hours more typical of famed barbecue joints.
“When I moved to Dallas in 2001, Sonny Bryan’s was that place where they open and once it’s sold out, the closed sign is up. This happened around 1:30 or 2:00 and that really was what Sonny’s was known for,” Vaughn says. “[But now] they don’t put out the closed sign save for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.”
But are people really eating barbecue in the middle of the night? Vaughn says yes – mainly due to the location of the smokehouse. Since 1958, Sonny’s has been located on Inwood in Dallas, an area with plenty of late-night patrons.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– Who's eating at the restaurant
– Why an old barbecue joint moved to round-the-clock model and how business has been
– Whether 24-hour barbecue is a growing trend
Post by Nadia Hamdan.