Brisket Love Barbecue & Ice House is the creation of Craig & Lee Ann Wood. They are located on FM 849 approximately 1 mile between the cities of Lindale and Hide a Way Lake, TX.
Craig is a 5th generation Lindale resident, and Lee Ann grew up in Tyler, they both love this area and want to see it grow and prosper. When it comes to his inception of Brisket Love, Craig refers to himself a “second generation restaurateur-once removed”. Craig’s grandparents, Earl & Henrietta Wood, owned and operated a couple of different cafes in Lindale in the 40’s & 50’s.
Craig’s passion for cooking comes from many hours spent as a child cooking with his Me Maw and later as a young man cooking lots of barbecue with his dad and cousins at his great-uncle’s cabin on the bank of the Sabine River. He has been the “go-to guy” for years, supplying the barbecue for many gatherings of friends and family, weddings, graduations, birthdays, etc.
After many years of honing his craft, and after much encouragement from family and friends, Craig & Lee Ann decided to give it a go….and Brisket Love Barbecue & Ice House was born.
Come for the Food, Stay for the Experience
Craig calls his brand of barbecue a “fusion of East & Central Texas styles”. All the meats are smoked “old school style” using oak and hickory (you will not find any gas aided pits here). Craig has his own “secret” way of seasoning and making the most tender and tasty barbecue around.
To complement the vision and daily goal of turning out some of the best barbecue in Texas, they have incorporated a 3000 square foot screened-in pavilion with a full service bar which features a large selection of Texas craft beers & spirits. There is an indoor stage/music venue, as well as, an outdoor beer garden complete with its own music stage located on the porch of the smoke house.
Craig & Lee Ann invite you to visit any time to enjoy their labor of love…..Brisket Love Barbecue & Ice House.