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Kyle St. Clair, owner and CEO of neighborhood barbecue destination One90 Smoked Meats, practiced law before the call to the barbecue-restaurant business became irresistible. 

“I felt like there was a ton of room in the market, and we knew how to cook good barbecue,” St. Clair says. 

He and business partner Herman Guerra launched One90 with hopes of being “the barbecue place” for our neighborhood. 

“We built it ourselves. We did all of our decor, burned everything, then opened it up, and as soon as we did, people started coming,” he says. 

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One90 has become known for its smoked brisket, St. Clair says. 

It is the most requested item, especially after being featured on Food Network. 

On the show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri tried One90’s spicy brisket sandwich. 

Customers can come by the store on Northwest Highway to pick up either frozen or ready-to-eat items like the jalapeño-cheddar sausage being made as St. Clair explained the process (which involves adding ingredients one at a time and hand mixing). 

Customers can also opt for shipping.

Before it arrives in store, all the meat is prepared at an East Dallas warehouse. 

St. Clair takes a lot of pride in the warehouse and his five trusty smokers, because that is what gives his barbecue flavor, he says.

Each house specialty contains a hand touch, St. Clair says, making his offerings even more unique. 

Photo by Kathy Tran