Dickey’s at Timber Creek

The only Dickey’s Barbecue Pit left in Lake Highlands has closed its doors.

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Dickey’s opened at Timber Creek shopping center at Skillman and Northwest Highway in 2014 to much fanfare but struggled to stay as busy as the legendary original restaurant at Central Expressway and Knox/Henderson opened in 1941 by Roland Dickey. A letter posted by the landlord on the LH Dickey’s door says the tenant is “locked out”, and the space is for lease.

If you need a Dickey’s fix, the Central and Forest Lane location remains open. Also delicious is Back Country Bar-B-Q on Greenville Avenue (you’ll find the secret recipe to their barbecue sauce here).

Red, Hot and Blue, now called RHBQ, recently completed a makeover of their entire restaurant, adding a big open bar and outdoor patio with big screen TV for watching sports and movies. TV food personality Guy Fieri was spotted at One90 Smoked Meats, Northwest Highway and Ferndale/Easton, scouting locations for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Even Whole Foods, Greenville and Park Lane, makes a pretty mean brisket. (But ask them to trim what you want from the meat in their vacuum warmer, don’t settle for what’s been sitting out in the self-serve trays.)

And, if you really love barbecue, you can attend Meat Fight, the fundraiser for multiple sclerosis research Nov. 12. Read about it in our October issue here.

Inside Dickey’s when it first opened in 2014

Back Country Bar-B-Q

Photo by Jeff Amador