Brooks' Place BBQ: A Beloved Cypress Tradition Relocates to Katy for a New Chapter
Food & Beverage

Brooks' Place BBQ: A Beloved Cypress Tradition Relocates to Katy for a New Chapter

April 09 2024

Brooks’ Place BBQ, a beloved institution in the Cypress community known for serving some of the best BBQ in the area for over 15 years, has bid farewell to its old location and moved to a new, permanent home at The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy.

The move was announced on March 7, with a heartfelt message on the pitmaster's Facebook page that reflected on the journey and expressed gratitude towards their loyal patrons in Cypress. “To our beloved Cypress community: it's been an incredible journey, but it's time for a change! Thank you for your unwavering support, Cypress! Your love and loyalty have been the fuel that keeps our BBQ dreams alive,” shared Brooks' Place.

Burnt ends prepared by Brooks' Place BBQ. Is your mouth watering yet? (Source: Brooks' Place BBQ)

Brooks' Place BBQ had a long-standing spot for their modest trailer in front of Langham Creek Ace Hardware, drawing regulars and intrigued patrons who couldn't resist the mouth-watering aroma of their smoker upon entering the parking lot. With a simple setup of picnic tables, Brooks' Place BBQ offered a no-frills experience that let the food speak for itself. And speak, it did - and will undoubtedly continue to do in its new digs.

This family-operated establishment is best known for its traditional barbecue offerings prepared with patience and care. Since 2009, Brooks' Place BBQ has been dedicated to serving top quality meats that have been carefully smoked, a technique passed down to owner/operator Trent Brooks, a second-generation pitmaster, from his father. Their slogan, "Quality Tells the Truth," is a fitting testimony to their commitment to their craft. 

Trent Brooks, owner/operator of Brooks' Place BBQ. (Source: Brooks' Place BBQ)

The menu at Brooks' Place includes a variety of barbecue favorites like beef ribs and pork belly burnt ends. The beef ribs are slow-smoked, while the pork belly burnt ends are recognized for their crispy exterior and juicy interior. They also offer burgers, chicken sandwiches, and loaded baked potatoes. Alongside their selection of meats, Brooks' Place BBQ also serves freshly prepared sides like baked beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad and coleslaw. To top it all off, they also serves up desserts like blackberry and peach cobblers, made with seasonal fruits and a buttery crust.

But Brooks' Place BBQ isn't just about the food. It's a place for people to connect in meaningful ways. On Fridays, Brooks' Place BBQ offers "Group Therapy", which gives patrons the opportunity to enjoy their moth-watering BBQ over soulful conversations. They also hosts a weekly Sunday gathering at 9:00 AM called "The Closet at Brooks' Place" for communal prayer and spiritual connection, inviting anyone in need of prayer to submit requests online or in-person for inclusion in their collective prayers.

Trent Brooks visiting with patrons at the former Langham Creek Ace Hardware location. (Source: Brooks' Place BBQ)

Although Brooks' Place BBQ has relocated, they will continue to offer their range of barbecue dishes and desserts that patrons have known and loved since their inception. On March 16, Brooks’ Place held its grand reopening at The Wildcatter Saloon in Katy, a venue spotlighted on the TV show, Bar Rescue.

Plan a stop to Brooks' Place BBQ at The Wildcatter Saloon to experience a true treat for your tastebuds. For updates, check out their Facebook page.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 

Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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