Houston’s New Hot Spot – Woodshed Smokehouse

Yohana Franco

We recently had the privilege of trying out Woodshed Smokehouse, Houston’s newest BBQ spot. Now, I know there are a few of these in Dallas and Fort Worth, but I spoke to Woodshed’s very own chef, Tim Love, and he explained that every location has four or five different food items that are unique to that specific location.

So you know what that means? I think it’s time for a little road trip to try those unique menu items and it gives you the perfect excuse to eat some of the most delicious dry aged beef bbq and duck!

Appetizers

During my visit to Woodshed, Chef Love showed a couple of Houston foodies and I, some of his favorite menu items, and I was honestly so amazed by just how delicious they tasted. For appetizers we tried a kale salad topped with green apple and house guanciale. We also had shaved brussels sprouts and a side of mini bbq tacos in a bao bun. I’m usually not a big fan of brussel sprouts but these were absolutely delicious to say the least and those tacos, I mean just imagine the sweetness of the buns and the warmness of the bbq. Tell me that does not sound like heaven in your mouth!

The Main Course

Chef Love’s main course is even better than the appetizers! I had the opportunity to see him cut open the duck right in front of me and it was definitely an experience to remember. You all should’ve seen those knife skills! It is no wonder everything is cut to perfection. Chef Love also let me try some of his famous dry aged beef bbq and I am not kidding when I say that it was one of the best I’ve ever tasted! Woodshed offers a variety of sauces to go along with their meat, but my favorite was definitely the Korean bbq sauce. Imagine this sauce drizzled on top of some beef bbq? I know your mouth is watering right now.

Can’t Forget the Sides

I was still working on the bbq when Chef Love pulled out the street corn, beans, and the side of crispy potatoes. I know I already said everything was super good, but honestly this street corn was to die for! It was the perfect side to end my meal if I do say so myself. The corn was the right amount of sweetness, and the cheese just made it all come together.

By the end of my visit at Woodshed I felt like I had gained 10 lbs but it was honestly all so worth it! I had no complaints for everything I tried and I will not lie, I am a pretty picky eater so that should tell you a lot. I will 100% be coming back to visit Woodshed with my family this summer, and I almost forgot to mention, but it is located right in the middle of Levy Park so you can only imagine the amazing atmosphere! It does not get any better than this!

Check out our TikTok from the visit.