Goode Co. isn't exactly a little-known name in the Houston food world. The best-known of the company restaurants is its barbecue on Kirby, a large eating barn (with a nice covered outdoor patio) surrounded by stacks of wood and the perfume of smoldering mesquite.
Goode Co.'s fame is well deserved, especially for its brisket. Sauce is totally unnecessary -- the meat is so darn juicy -- although Goode Co. does offer fairly spicy red stuff to pour on it if you wish. Other than brisket, the smoke pit menu lists Czech sausage, pork sausage, lean pork ribs, ham, chicken, sweet water duck, spicy pork, turkey breast, and turkey sausage. The pecan pie served for dessert is legendary.
Mesquite, pecan and oak wood are available by the bundle, in chunks or logs, for do-it-yourselfers to take home.