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Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q: The Best BBQ in Tyler, and Possibly All of Texas

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news
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The Giant Frito Pie.

I hear this statement far too often on campus at UT Tyler: “I have never eaten at Stanley’s.” Every time some poor soul says this to me I get excited, because I know a great opportunity awaits them. If you have never eaten at Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, let alone heard of it, drop everything and read the rest of this blog post. You are about to be enlightened…
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Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q: The Best BBQ in Tyler, and Possibly All of Texas

By | Stanley's in the news

The-Giant-Frito-Pie

The Giant Frito Pie.

     I hear this statement far too often on campus at UT Tyler: “I have never eaten at Stanley’s.”  Every time some poor soul says this to me I get excited, because I know a great opportunity awaits them.  If you have never eaten at Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, let alone heard of it, drop everything and read the rest of this blog post.  You are about to be enlightened…

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Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news

May 16, 2013 by Texas Monthly StaffFC_StanleysPlate

Owner Nick Pencis isn’t going to take it anymore. For years he felt compelled by regional tastes to serve lightly seasoned briskets without a speck of fat on them. But when he renovated his restaurant in 2012 (adding a new bar and patio along with an impressive pit room), a few of the menu items got a makeover as well.

 

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TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50

SBA DFW District Office announces 2014 Small Business Award Winners

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news

Release Date:
Sunday, April 20, 2014
http://www.sba.gov/tx/dallas

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FORTH WORTH, TX— The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth District Office has named Nick Pencis, President & CEO of Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, Inc. in Tyler, Texas as the 2014 DFW District Small Business Person of the Year. At yearend 2013, Stanley’s achieved sales of $2.5 million, which represents an increase of 145% over the previous year. Stanley’s currently has 19 employees.

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Stanley’s owner named top small business person

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news

Published on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 22:26 – Written by CASEY MURPHY cmurphy@tylerpaper.com

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Nick Pencis

Nick Pencis was “floored” Tuesday when he found out he was named the 2014 Dallas/Fort Worth District Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The owner of Stanley’s Famous Pit-Bar-BQ in Tyler beat out competitors in 72 counties.
“That is so cool,” he said when he learned of the news.
In 2006, Pencis, 37, and his wife, Jen, bought Stanley’s and have since expanded it, adding a patio, live music, changing its hours and increasing employees and sales…
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2014 Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news
One of Tyler’s proudest restaurants is a Mom and Pop barbecue joint tucked into what used to be a pecan grove alongside Beckham Avenue, right across the street from the city’s two hospitals.
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  • Where: 525 S. Beckham Ave., Tyler
  • Owners: Nick and Jen Pencis
  • Pitmasters: Nick Pencis and Jonathan Shaw
  • Smokin’ with: Pecan
  • Smokin’ on: Wood-fired offset pit and gas-fired Ole Hickory (ribs only)
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Stanley’s Famous BBQ’s ‘Mother Clucker’ is Texas Monthly’s favorite sandwich

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news
TYLER, TX (KLTV) –
Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ has long been a Tyler favorite. In business for nearly sixty years, it is impossible that the love for Stanley’s food could stay a secret in East Texas.
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The Mother Clucker

The secret has been leaked again. Owner Nick Pencis and his crew at the restaurant have received another pat on the back, this time from Texas Monthly’s most delicious page, TMBBQ.com, which is dedicated to great Texas barbecue. Writer Daniel Vaughn shared an article called, “Texas’s Best BBQ Sandwiches,” and at the top of the list was our very own Stanley’s.
Famous, indeed.
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The Mother Clucker – Texas’s Best BBQ Sandwich

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news
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The Mother Clucker

#1. Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ, Tyler – Mother Clucker
Components: Jalapeño cheese sourdough, smoked chicken thigh, fried egg, cheddar cheese, spicy barbecue mayo, candied bacon, and guacamole (on request).
This sandwich just sounds ridiculous, but it’s nothing short of ridiculously good. The smoked chicken thigh will make you rethink using a chicken breast on a sandwich ever again. It’s perfectly moist, tender and smoky. If the BBQ mayo doesn’t enrich it enough, the yolk will once it’s broken. Just because it has egg and bacon, don’t relegate it just to breakfast. Texas’s best barbecue sandwich should be enjoyed all day long.
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Texas Monthly takes Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue to … New York City?

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news
By Stephanie Frazier (KLTV) –

 

In February, Texas Monthly magazine made a list of the best barbecue sandwiches in Texas, and at the very top of the list was East Texas’ own Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue.Nick Pencis shows off Stanley's barbecue pork baby back ribs. (Source: Ben Jay/Serious Eats)Stanley’s has several sandwiches that we think would qualify for awards, but Texas Monthly chose The Mother Clucker for their list. Made up of a smoked chicken thigh filet, spicy BBQ mayo, cheddar cheese, topped with an over easy fried egg and served on toasted jalapeno cheese sourdough, the messy concoction is over-the-top savory decadence. You can even upgrade it with house-made guacamole or candied bacon…and why wouldn’t you?
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The 50 Best BBQ Joints . . . in the World!

By | Awards and Accolades, Stanley's in the news

Rating:
4.5

Opened: 1959  
Pitmasters: Nick Pencis, age 36 (since 2006), and Jonathan Shaw, age 34 (since 2009)
Method: Pecan; gas-fired smoker (ribs); indirect-heat (everything else)
Pro tip: Stop by in the morning and try a “breakfast bowl”; then go back to bed. 
Owner Nick Pencis isn’t going to take it anymore. For years he felt compelled by regional tastes to serve lightly seasoned briskets without a speck of fat on them. But when he renovated his restaurant in 2012 (adding a new bar and patio along with an impressive pit room), a few of the menu items got a makeover as well.
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Press

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Cue it Up!

Written by Randy Mallory – TexasHighways.com

Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler

Texas Monthly

 

Texas Monthly’s favorite sandwich!

 

Mother Clucker