A Lubbock Barbecue Institution Steps Bravely Into the Bark-on-Brisket Present

A tray of barbecue at Tom & Bingo’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q in Lubbock.Ian Timmons and Kristi Clanton Timmons had a plan when they moved back to Lubbock in 2017. A few years in Colorado had soured them on the skiing industry, so they returned to their native Lubbock, and Ian returned to barbecue. His first stint at Tom & Bingo’s Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q began in 2009, but back then he was just an employee dating owner Dwayne Clanton’s daughter. Now they were married, and were returning to ease Clanton into a well-deserved retirement after 33 years running the pits at the joint his father Tom had opened in 1952. Ian figured he’d eventually take over the place from Clanton, but just two weeks after Ian’s first day back, Clanton passed away suddenly. Ian went from student to…View Original Post

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