Need a 3 A.M. Barbecue Fix in Dallas? Sonny Bryan's Got You Covered
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.