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King of the 'pit'

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DENISON, Texas -- Since 1975, the Doyles have owned and operated the Hickory House Bar-B-Que. What makes their joint so special is their dedication to upholding the Texas tradition of barbecue.

At Hickory House they ,cook Texas-style "pit bar-b-que," an old school method in which the meat originally was cooked while buried below the surface of the earth. Today, the technique utilizes an enclosed pit at low temperatures, using indirect heat from slow-burning hickory wood. This method of cooking really brings out all the flavors in the meat.

Hickory House offers a wide variety of meat from which to choose. There’s brisket, pork ribs, pit ham, pulled pork, smoked sausage, hot links, and smoked turkey breast. All are served with your choice of three famous bar-b-que sauces.

They also serve vegetables that are cooked fresh daily. You can choose from BBQ beans, pinto beans, green beans, corn on the cob, macaroni and  cheese, fried okra, home cut fries, macaroni salad, cole slaw, cucumber salad or potato salad

The Soda Shop inside was created by Johnny’s wife. Shawn Doyle decided one day that she wanted to open a place that celebrated fun. Shawn’s Soda Shop has a full line of bottled soda pops available as well as a mini candy bar.

If you would like to try Hickory House Bar-B-Que, be sure to stop by. Their address is 630 West Woodard Street, Denison, Texas, 75020.

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