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…Read More
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.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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.
Published on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 22:26 – Written by CASEY MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org
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…
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.
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)
by Daniel Vaughn · July 24, 2013
Smoker: Gas-fired rotisserie for ribs, offset wood-fired smoker for everything else.
Nick Pencis was once the pitmaster at Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue in Tyler. He tried his best, but knew he had a real pitmaster when he hired Jonathan Shaw in 2009…Read More
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.
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.Read More
#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.Read More