Knoxville-inspired hickory smoke and savory vinegar based sauces are at the forefront of this Tennessee-style outpost from husband and wife team James and Karen Fain. The duo first gained loyal fans in Meyerland before opening up shop in the artsy Sawyer Yards district in 2020 and keying in on what sets them apart: smoked vegetarian and vegan options. Feast on dishes like Mama’s Backyard BBQ Cauliflower, Chickpea Salad, and Spinach Casserole alongside meaty staples like badass Pulled Pork, Ribs, and Smoked Whole Chicken.
What the pitmasters say: “Fainmous BBQ is one of my favorite local places, it's solid BBQ. The Fains are from Tennessee, so it’s slightly different than what everyone else is doing. I always get the pulled pork and the sides remind me of my grandmother's cooking. Gotta finish it off with peach cobbler.” - Patrick Feges, Feges BBQ
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating, order take-out and catering online, grab local delivery via Clover, or get nationwide delivery via Goldbelly.