Truth BBQ

The original Truth BBQ took over an old barbecue joint on the highway between Houston and Austin and quickly became a destination; the Houston location opened in 2019 and is a must-visit for classic CTX 'Q.

The original location in Brenham had been a couple of old-school joints over the years – eccentric places but forgettable barbecue. So when Leonard Botello IV took it over and hung out the Truth BBQ shingle, serving world-class CTX-style barbecue from day one, barbecue fans speeding to-and-from Houston and Austin rejoiced.

The Houston location appeared several years later (the Brenham location is still open) with a long gestation period that only ramped up the barbecue fan frenzy. The big 1000-gallon offset barrel pits were a doozy to install, but once complete, the high-traffic location and Botello’s exquisite barbecue made this one of the best and busiest barbecue joints in Houston when the doors opened.

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Owner(s): Leonard Botello IV
Pitmaster(s): Leonard Botello IV
Established: 2019
Address: 110 S Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Tues-Sun 11AM-4PM or sold out
Phone: (832) 835-0001
Known for: Some of the best CTX-style brisket in the state, along with well-known side dishes like the famous tater tot casserole.
Pro-tip: Don't leave the order counter without taking a slice of the collosal cakes made from family recipes.
Brisket price/lb: $25.00
Price Date: 2021-05-19
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