I had a feeling that something was up -- first, a friend recommended it, and he's a chef. He knows quality smoked/BBQ food and not that I have the same exact tastes, I respect his opinion, so I'll give a place a shot on his recommendation. Second, several local people I know rave about the place.
We get there and it's packed. Good sign. A lot of people, from locals, to people who traveled to get there, and a lot of repeat customers. Another good sign.
Service was good, attentive, and the place was very crowded. The bar was crowded as well. Nice nightspot. From the beers/drinks before and when we were seated, to the Texas lollipops and other appetizers, to the entrées -- everything was top-notch. Quality food, excellent smoked/BBQ, and tons of flavor! I would go back here in a heartbeat.