Keith Stokes learned how to cook as a kid, helping at his grandfather’s barbecue restaurant in St. Louis, Mo.
Stokes is now bringing some of the same techniques and flavors to a street corner in Irving, where he opened his popular food truck, BoutTyme Bbq, in March.
The truck blends Texas staples like brisket with St. Louis favorites like rib tips, which are the meaty chunks from the end of spare ribs. Customers are lining up, with popular items selling out within two or three hours most days.
“I didn’t see a lot of mom and pop barbecue places