Brooks’ Place

18020 FM 529
Cypress, TX 77433

Phone: 832-893-1682
Hours: Wed-€“Sat 11-€“7, Sun 11-€“5
Twitter: @BrooksPlaceBBQ

Opened 2009
Pitmaster Trent Brooks
Method Red oak, pecan, hickory, and mesquite; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Look for the Ace Hardware sign; you'll never see the trailer.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


May 14, 2013

Trent Brooks was working as a materials specialist for a gas-compression company when a supervisor, who knew of Brooks’s talent as a part-time pitmaster, referred him to an ad on Craigslist for a $12,000 mobile smoker. Brooks negotiated the price down to $4,500, and the rest, as they say, is Houston barbecue history. Brooks quit his day job and set up his smoker in an Ace Hardware parking lot in the nether regions of Cypress,…