Matters of taste: Agee’s barbecue market | Food
Yet the official seal of approval comes from the uniforms that stop. Employees of fire departments, police and transport as well as utility companies are regulars at Agee. Truckers also mapped it because during the first months of the pandemic, Agee provided free food to transit workers to support the national effort.
“We then entered their network, and they will drive 30 minutes of their route to take us and spend the night in the parking lot,” he added.
To keep the doors open when the barbecue is done, Agee’s added a wood-fired pizza oven, blazing 124 pizzas in record time. All the fresh ingredients form a popular product, like the BBQ with pulled pork or the traditional Margherita with fresh basil.
Nothing is wasted at Agee. Smash burgers use breast fillings for great flavor. On the bar menu, plump wings require a separate smoker and are served with a choice of several homemade dips, like Nashville hot sauce. The pozole broth is enhanced by a trickle of pork butts. These delicious additions are available on select days, so check the website or call ahead. If the line is busy, hang in there and they’ll respond, either to take your order or to accept a compliment. A recent customer waited cheerfully just to congratulate them on the ribs.
The bar, with handmade black walnut and juniper tops, offers local love beers, like Firetruck Brewing Company, Mother Road, Four Peaks, and Shiner Bock for a taste of Texas. If you can find space, there are sweets, like banana pudding and vanilla wafers and ice cream.