Dayne’s Craft Barbecue Heads West to Aledo


The house owners of Dayne’s Craft Barbecue, one of many metropolis’s hottest meals vans, are opening their first brick-and-mortar location, however most likely not the place you suppose they’re. 

Whereas house owners Dayne and Ashley Weaver have spent the previous 12 months figuring out of their meals truck within the Westland space of Fort Price – subsequent to a space the couple had originally planned to transform into their restaurant — they’ve since determined to open their debut brick-and-mortar in Aledo, a small city about 20 minutes west of downtown Fort Price.

Dayne’s will open at 100 S. Entrance St., in a 2,700-square-foot constructing final occupied by a Mexican restaurant. With hardwood flooring, a lined entrance porch, and a brick facade, the standalone constructing has an outdated common retailer look to it that makes it good for a barbecue spot, Dayne says.  

“It’s precisely what we have been on the lookout for,” he says. “It has loads of character and loads of potential. It’s acquired these cool outdated, barely crooked wood flooring that you just simply don’t see anymore. In again, there are some good pecan bushes that’ll provide loads of shade for outdoor eating.”

Dayne’s is a part of the new wave of local barbecue trucks and restaurants which have led many to consider Fort Price is now the primo barbecue vacation spot in Texas. Dayne began promoting barbecue in his yard, then graduated to a trailer. He and Ashley discovered success whereas parked at Lola’s Saloon, not just for their glorious brisket and housemade sausage but in addition for his or her inventive and absurdly scrumptious hamburgers, which graced the duvet of Fort Price Journal in 2021. 

These burgers shall be on the menu on the new location, plus all of Dayne’s requirements, from moist and lean brisket to handmade sausage to specialty gadgets like pork stomach burnt ends and bacon brisket. 

Dayne says he could add breakfast hours, as effectively. “The final place that was in there served breakfast burritos, so we’d like to have the ability to decide up the place they left off and provide some breakfast gadgets,” he says. “We’re going to be there anyway, getting ready the meals for the day, and we’ll have loads of baking area, so we could do one thing like breakfast kolaches.”

Dayne says they’re planning on providing Sunday brunch, too. 

The couple settled on the Aledo location after a possible partnership involving the Westland location fell by, Dayne says. Plus, Ashley says, the couple just lately moved to Aledo.

“We’ll simply be a couple of minutes from the restaurant,” she says. “The constructing, the city — all of it simply matches our imaginative and prescient just a little higher.” 

Ashley says they’re hoping to be open by November however will proceed to be arrange each week in Westland, till Aledo opens. 

“That’s our plan for now,” she says. “If these plans fall by, like if the house owners want this constructing for one thing else, we’ll transfer the trailer out to Aledo and do the identical factor on the market, simply serve out of the trailer, till we’re able to open the brick-and-mortar.”


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