Uniquely West Texas BBQ: Evie Mae's

LUBBOCK, TX - If eating at Evie Mae's Barbecue isn't on your bucket list, it should be, and you will likely want to push it to the top. Ranked as number nine in Texas Monthly's top 50 barbeque joints for 2017, it's sacred to the South Plains and some folks lay awake in their beds dreaming about it at night.

Arnis Robbins and his wife Mallory started selling BBQ out of a trailer as nothing more than a hobby.

"In May of 2015 Daniel Vaughn from Texas Monthly stopped by our trailer and we had developed a small lunch crowd with some loyal customers and that was good but we were no where near being viable," 

With undeniable taste and a down to earth atmosphere, word of Evie Mae's grew and now there's a spiraling line out the door on a daily basis, and everyone knows it's worth the wait.

"It's all been very organic and we've been really fortunate to have good people to help us and have customers who accept us and enjoy coming out," Robbins said. 

Evie Mae's Pit Master, Nathan Pier said he's only been in the BBQ world for a year but the stars were aligned. Each piece of meat is delicately and deliberately handled, down to a science.

"I have always loved to cook and I have a real love for food and I guess the rest is history," Pier said.

From their green chile cheese grits to their mouth watering brisket, customers can't get enough. David House said he makes weekly visits.

"It's just that good," House said.

The family oriented establishment is named after Mallory and Arnis Robbin's daughter, Evelyn Mae.


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