From the dude behind that one Plano bar where if you drink out of the wrong cup your face melts while a 150yr-old Grail Knight says something super witty (Holy Grail Pub), FM Smoke House is a bar-anchored, patio-abutted, modernly rustic temple of smoke, now open in Irving
The menu's filled with more double meat action than... uh... nevermind... but seriously, check out this "picnic-style" beef brisket that's injected with bacon stock
You can also go for this beer can half-chicken
Or chicken-fried prime rib, brisket Frito pie, and this stunningly massive short rib. They've also got burgers (w/ smoked jalapenos!), house-made hot dogs, and tacos stuffed with chicken that, like a plane-flying Denzel Washington, is bourbon-glazed
Their cocktail-age features infusions like the smoked pepper used in this Bloody Mary along w/ lavender and what Urban garnishes his Hefeweizens with (Meyer lemon)
And then there's a literal crap-ton of Scotches (Glenmorangie 18, Laphraoig Quarter Cask…) and whiskeys (F&R, Balcones True Blue…), plus 38 taps ranging from locals like Peticolas and Lakewood, to nationals like Oskar Blues, Squatters Hop, and Wasatch the Devastator; have too many and this could very well be your Last Crusade.