Uptown Bar-B-Q

Three meat plate of brisket, ribs and jalapeno sausage with pinto beans and potato salad at Uptown Bar-B-Q in Dallas. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

I ate lunch at a new barbecue joint this week called Uptown Bar-B-Q, which is aptly named, as it shares space with venerable uptown Dallas restaurant The Old Warsaw.

Uptown Bar-B-Q

Uptown Bar-B-Q shares space with the legendary Old Warsaw restaurant. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Robert Austin, who had the Baker’s Ribs franchise in Grapevine until late summer has a well-seasoned Bewley pit fired up on The Old Warsaw’s patio.  He and his son, R.J., are serving up lunch and dinner seven days a week. They’ve been open now for two weeks.

Meats on the menu include brisket, ribs, regular or jalapeno sausage, turkey, pulled pork and chicken. I had a three-meat plate with brisket, ribs and jalapeno sausage along with a half-pound of pulled pork. The pork was the star of the meal, followed by the ribs. The brisket and sausage were good, but I’ll reserve judgment for a warmer day when I can try the rest of the meats.

The serving line is outdoors, and my co-workers and I visited on a day when the temperature was in the mid-30s. Seating is set up on the patio, but luckily for us, the Old Warsaw’s bar was open for inside dining.

Robert says the late crowd has been pretty good, with a lot of business after 10 p.m., which is almost unheard of for a BBQ joint.

So if you see smoke over on Maple Avenue, don’t hesitate to stop. Uptown Bar-B-Q is worth a visit.

Uptown Bar-B-Q, 2512 Maple Avenue, Dallas, 972-838-5122. Open Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs. 11am-midnight, Fri.-Sat. 11am-2am.

Uptown Bar-B-Q

Pitmaster and owner Robert Austin, right, and son, R.J, work the counter at Uptown Bar-B-Q. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Uptown Bar-B-Q

Uptown Bar-B-Q’s pulled pork had plenty of bark and a great rub. It was the star of Jim Rossman’s lunch. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

Uptown Bar-B-Q

Uptown Bar-B-Q’s Bewley pit came from Brotherton’s Black Iron BBQ in Pflugerville. (Photo ©Jim Rossman, Texas BBQ Posse)

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