This Fort Worth BBQ Joint Just Made It Easier to Enjoy Its Acclaimed Food
Over the past year, Dayne’s Craft BBQ has made a name for itself as one of the best BBQ spots in Fort Worth.
But to enjoy Dayne and Ashley Weaver’s smoked meats – like the signature bacon breast piece – and the creative sides, you have to jump through a hoop: they’re only open on Saturdays.
That will change soon. Starting February 26th, Dayne’s will be more than just a weekly popup. They are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until the food is sold out.
Last year the couple bought a grocery trailer that gave them more leg room to cook and serve. The trailer is parked in Lola’s saloon where they did their Saturday pop-ups.
“The trailer was a huge step forward for us,” says Ashley. “We are allowed to push out a lot more food.” Pitmaster Dayne still uses a relatively small 500-gallon smoker, but Ashley says the couple recently made a deposit for a 1,000-gallon smoker who should be arriving by late summer.
Currently, most of Dayne’s menu is available on Friday and Sunday, with the exception of pork, bacon breast and desserts. However, these items can be added to the Friday and Sunday menus in the coming weeks. “As soon as we are sure that our company will support this, we will have our full menu available every three days,” says Ashley.
Dayne started making a name for himself as a seasoned cue lover in the summer of 2018 when he started selling grilled dishes from his garden right next to the smoker. Next came pop-ups at local breweries, then the weekly pop-ups at Lola.
Dayne’s now plays a major role in Fort Worth’s thriving craft barbecue scene. Last year, the pair received equal praise from Daniel Vaughn, Texas Monthly’s BBQ Snob, first for their signature bacon brisket and homemade sausages, and then for the sampler “Fort Worth the Wait”.
Later that year, hopefully with the pandemic subsiding, the couple are hoping to expand to late-night dining via a “Midnight Munchies” menu aimed at Lola’s late night crowd. If you visit Dayne’s on Sundays, you might get a preview.
“Sunday is going to be a test kitchen day for Midnight Munchies,” says Ashley. “We will try to publish one article per week that may be on the menu.” According to Ashley, possible menu items include loaded french fries, giant baked potatoes, and garlic havarti burgers.