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Fort Worth’s mobile Brix Barbecue settles into location near downtown

After teasing fans with a brief appearance near TCU, Brix Barbecue will reopen by summer in South Main Village.

Trevor Sales’ “SmokeStream” truck will park on East Broadway Avenue at Bryan Avenue, Sales said this week.

Brix Barbecue has had some false starts but sold out every week in a former food hall on Berry Street.

The SmokeStream will turn out not only barbecue but also hot chicken and brunch dishes, Sales said. Patrons can sit inside nearby HopFusion Ale Works

With the nearby Panther City BBQ building a restaurant for daily service, Brix will serve a mostly different menu from its truck and open only twice a week, Sales said.

“Those guys are our friends,” he said. “We’re going to help each other.”

Brix sold out in less than three hours at a village Cinco de Mayo festival last week.

By the time Brix reopens, the city will have more than a dozen craft barbecue stands.

“Seems like a lot of people are getting the craft barbecue itch,” Sales said: “It’ll weed out the foks who don’t truly have a passion for it.”

Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.