With James Beard nominees and winners opening spots left and right, and new chefs on the scene, it’s never been a better time to eat in Dallas. We’ve got the intel on where to eat now and why. We hope you’re hungry.

5 Kings of ‘Cue:

Want to see what a waiting line for barbecue looks like? Head over to Deep Ellum where Fourton and wife Diane have settled nicely into a full-fledged restaurant after an angst-ridden separation from their original walk-up barbecue stand at The Dallas Farmers Market. Texas Monthly has called Pecan Lodge one of the top four barbecue joints in the world. There’s a lot to love on the menu, but Fourton’s brisket ($10) is his piéce de résistance. 2702 Main St., 214.748.8900

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