Lady & the Pit is the rare barbecue joint where you can eat well without ordering anything cooked in the pit. It’s not that the pulled pork and spare ribs are bad—they’re adequate—but the food coming out of the fryer, the oven, and the griddle is exceptional. “I like to feed people how I like to eat,” says owner and current pitmaster, Natasha Smith. True to her word, she keeps the pit fueled with mesquite wood while also coming up with daily, home-cooked specials that had me coming back meal after meal. Smith is a Fort Worth native, but opened her first restaurant in Port Isabel off the southern tip of South Padre Island in 2012. The kitchen was her domain while her business partner, Kenneth Barton,…View Original Post
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