’s an absolute necessity to taste Texas barbecue, and Killen’s BBQ in Pearland is worth the drive. Pham says: “The lines are usually at least 30 minutes long, and it’s a bit of a trek outside of Houston proper to get there, but it’s worth it for a sample of Killen’s barbecue, which is already a legend in the making. Honkin’ huge beef ribs, juicy, smoky brisket, pork belly, housemade sausage, smoked turkey — not to mention awesome sides like the fantastic creamed corn — it’s all good. Really.”