10. Panther City BBQ
Texas Monthly loved this Fort Worth staple for their spareribs, smoked turkey, sausages, pork belly burnt ends and pork belly poppers.
Texas Monthly says, “But the showstopper is the brisket elote. Layers of creamed corn, chopped brisket, queso fresco, cilantro, and hot sauce are a full meal in a cup.”
WFAA first met the guys behind the popular Fort Worth BBQ joint back in July 2019. They’d left their corporate jobs and were slingin’ cue from a smoking-hot trailer outside the Republic Street Bar on Hattie Street.
“We didn’t have any expectation, but we do know we put our heart and soul into our food,” said Chris Magallanes, one of the owners of Panther City BBQ.
When Magallanes found out Panther City made the list Monday, he was excited.
“Didn’t get much sleep last night because we knew the list was coming out,” Magallanes said. “I yelled for my wife to come into the room and we pulled up the article together. So yeah, it was a pretty cool experience.”
He said Panther City will be prepared if/when business picks up in the coming weeks.
“We’re getting ready, trying to gauge it. In fact, we’re here today just kind of prepping,” Magallanes said. “People actually tried to line up (today when we’re) closed, so we had to share the schedule with people. We’re going to see how it goes. But it’s definitely exciting.”