October 28, 2016


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New Montrose Barbecue Joint The Pit Room Commits to Craft

by J.C. REID

The sign outside The Pit Room, a new barbecue joint in Montrose, advertises "handcrafted barbecue." "Handcrafted" or just "craft" is a descriptor that gets thrown around a lot these days in the barbecue world. It's used to indicate that a pitmaster employs traditional and time-consuming techniques to produce a high-quality product, rather than the automated and lower-quality techniques used in the 1990s. READ MORE >>>

October 3, 2016


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TMBBQ REVIEW

by DANIEL VAUGN

After construction delays on a restaurant renovation and a pitmaster switch, the Pit Room opened a month ago in Houston. They’ve brought old-school, wood-cooked barbecue to the Montrose neighborhood, but the rest of the menu shows a chef’s touch. I liked it so much, I ate lunch at the Pit Room twice in one day.   READ MORE >>>

August 9, 2016


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Sneak peek: New barbecue joint and neighborhood ice house link up for a winning combination

by ERIC SANDLER

This year has been relatively quiet for new restaurants in Montrose — only recently-opened brunch restaurant Snooze has made a real splash — but the city’s best dining neighborhood will receive a valuable new addition next week when The Pit Room makes its debut.    READ MORE >>>