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Blood Bros. BBQ

In 2013, three childhood friends from Alief, Texas – brothers Robin Wong and Terry Wong, and Quy Hoang – decided to share their backyard barbecue with the masses. Their common love for good friends, good beer, and good BBQ would be featured through monthly pop-ups and barbecue festivals throughout Houston. These events would lead to a cult-like following that demanded a brick-and-mortar, and five years later in 2018, they succumbed to their fans’ wishes and opened a restaurant in Bellaire, Texas. Since, they’ve been featured in multiple national and international publications and television programs. They’ve also been nominated for The New York Times’ 50 Best Restaurants 2021, Texas Monthly’s Top-50 Texas BBQ Joints 2021, and were a finalist in 2022 for the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Texas award.