Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Eastern Washington's first location of this Texas-style chain sports an Old West theme, with wagon wheel chandeliers, vintage posters and black-and-white photos of Travis Dickey opening the restaurant’s first location in Dallas in 1941. The food is quick-casual, and customers pick what they want on their tray as they mosey down the line. Chopped beef brisket, southern pulled pork, spicy cheddar sausage and Virginia-style ham make up some of the nine different meats on the menu. Then there are 12 sides to choose from, including coleslaw, potato salad, mac and cheese and fried onion tanglers. Sandwiches, potatoes (“bakers”) and salads add to the barbecue fare, and for dessert, free soft serve ice cream, every day all the time. (Feb. 2013)