En route to Fort Worth, we stopped in Desoto for a late lunch at Top 5 BBQ -- one of Texas Monthly magazine's Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas. That designation always guarantees a fabulous BBQ experience. As this video shows, the smoked meat at family-owned Top 5 BBQ definitely did NOT disappoint!
We were warmly greeted by owner Kendon Greene and brought his hand-selected sampler of Top 5's delicious menu items -- including smoky pulled pork, juicy smoked chicken, tender prime brisket, meaty ribs, and sausage. We also sampled their creative -- and delicious -- signature BBQ Nachos. Imagine crispy house-made tortilla chips topped with chopped brisket, cheddar and queso, BBQ sauce, green onion, and jalapeno. They're a perfect mix of Texas BBQ and Tex-Mex!!
Our meal also included a variety of well-prepared sides. We especially loved their smoked beans and creamy potato salad. In Texas, BBQ meals are commonly capped off with fruit cobbler for dessert -- and Top 5's peach cobbler is a winner! The cobbler was the perfect ending to a fabulous meal. If you find yourself visiting the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a pit stop at Top 5 BBQ is a definite must!!
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We left Top 5 BBQ stuffed with delicious BBQ, put on some tunes, and drove the final 30 minutes of our road trip to Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, our home base for our stay. We dropped our car with the valet and quickly checked in, taking note of the spacious lobby -- which had lots of great nooks for sitting and relaxing. This pet-friendly hotel has 425 rooms and four suites. Rooms feature the comfortable Sheraton Signature Bed, mini-refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi. Upgrade Club Lounge rooms also include guest access to Club Lounge perks -- including complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks, wine, and appetizers.
We stayed in a Club Lounge Junior Suite -- which featured a bedroom with a King four-poster bed, a separate living area with sofa and chairs, and a spacious bathroom. The suite was HUGE (615 sq. ft.) and decorated in soothing shades of blue and gray. We settled in and decided to check out the Club Lounge. It featured panoramic Downtown Fort Worth views and a range of early evening snacks -- including wine and other beverages, fruit, cheese, and quesadillas. There was even sodas, granola bars, and chips that we could take back to our room for any late-night munchies!