Taste of Texas in Iowa
Taste of Texas in Iowa
  • Welcome to Taste of Texas in Iowa Barbecue Award Winning Barbecue in Ankeny

    About Us

    Taste of Texas in Iowa is a member of the Iowa Barbecue Society

    Hello, I'm Nick of Taste of Texas Barbecue in Ankeny. 

    I learned the art of smoking and barbecuing from my father back in Texas. He’d always have the pit going in the backyard. You could smell the smoke from his barbecue throughout the neighborhood. 

    Then one day I wanted to give it a try, so I bought my first brisket and started the fire. My dad showed up and smiled, when did you put that on he asked. I said about an hour ago and again he smiled. He said I guess we’ll be eating brisket tomorrow, that’s when I learned about low and slow. Since then I have been barbecuing for family events and for friends. 

    One day at work someone mentioned, you should enter a contest. I thought why not, first contest ever we finished 3rd place in Brisket. From that point on I was hooked, we continued to receive awards for our Brisket, Pork, Chicken and Ribs. The art and passion for the perfect Barbecue runs deep in my veins, Thanks Dad! 

    Brisket - Pulled Pork - Chicken -Ribs

    In 2015 I moved from Texas to Iowa, I brought with me the great style and flavor of Texas Barbecue. I was quickly introduced to the best quality of meats in Iowa, pork, beef and chicken. This was the perfect match, we look forward to bigger things in 2018

      You can find us in barbecue competitions, charitable events, and catering backyard barbecues. As we say in Texas we love to Bar B Que!   

    Contact Us

    Drop us a line!

    If you like what you see, the taste is just a call or email away.

    For catering services or contest please contact Nick Lopez

    Call 515-964-1740 or email nick@tasteoftexasiniowa.com

    Taste of Texas in Iowa

    711 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, US