KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
June 8, 2020
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy residents don't have to track down their favorite BBQ food truck anymore. Daddy Duncan’s BBQ settled into their new permanent spot at ErmaRose Winery this weekend. Despite a strong thunderstorm on Saturday night, the popular craft BBQ truck sold out both nights, and they look forward to many more.
Open Friday and Saturday Nights at ErmaRose Winery
The flame-painted Daddy Duncan’s BBQ food truck has moved on from hosting pop-up locations. They will continue to work special events, and their BBQ will still be featured on several Katy restaurants' menus, but now, Daddy Duncan’s BBQ can be found at ErmaRose Winery in North Katy off of Katy Hockley Road, every Friday and Saturday night starting at 5 p.m.
“We’d been offered other places to have a fixed location over the past three years, but we just weren’t ready,” says Chef Randy Duncan. “This seemed like the perfect spot until our own location would be ready. We’ve had many successful weekends there and it’s only getting busier each time we’re out.”
Live Music and Special Events
ErmaRose Winery makes crafted wines such as Banana and Blackberry-flavored, and more.
Throughout the week, the winery has live music, specials and hosts different events.
“They recently were able to open public seating and that made it an even better place for us, so our customers could eat there under the shade trees,” says Duncan.
Even through the summer heat and a rainstorm on Saturday, customers lined up under the shelter of a tent to get their meals.
“Daddy Duncan’s lived up to its awesome reputation in service and food,” says customer Wendell Ishee. “The various options keep the customer coming back wanting to try more. Their meat options were all flavorful and tender. Their sides are awesome.”
The popular BBQ Box with extra sides and a beef rib
Even without a brick and mortar storefront, Duncan has become a fixture on the Katy foodie scene. Duncan said he grew up around good BBQ and picked up some of his skills from watching his Grandpa Duncan smoke 300-pound hogs. Today, the young chef impresses his customers with his own BBQ.
Moving from a Truck to a Building
While Daddy Duncan's BBQ launched their first permanent location in Katy this weekend, they have plans to move from their truck to a building.
“Our future permanent location of two acres that we’re currently building out is located north of ErmaRose Winery just past Clay Road,” says Duncan. “We hoped to already be open this summer, but permits from Harris County are prolonging the project. Once that location is ready we will move over there. ErmaRose Winery understands the situation and is happy to host us until then. Katy businesses are known for supporting each other like that.”
Long-Time Katy Residents
Duncan and his wife Sylvia and their children have lived in Katy for 15 years and believe strongly in giving back to the community.
“We’ve been around for three years offering catering and food truck pop-ups in the Greater Houston area, especially our home of Katy,” says Duncan.
Giving Back to the Community
During Hurricane Harvey in 2017, Daddy Duncan's BBQ fed First Responders, and they continue to support Katy residents to this day.
"We’ve always made sure to give back to the community, including The Ballard House, The Family Hope Gala, and partnering with the Katy Fort Bend Foodies group to help with donations for the Krause Children’s Center," says Duncan. "Also participating in the Katy Taste Fest each year, and helping students in the Katy FFA, The Boys Scouts, numerous PTA fundraisers, and local church events.”
Randy and Sylvia Duncan
“We have a strong following in Katy, and we’re used to getting 2-3 hour lines at our food truck. It only made sense to eventually get a permanent location that we could provide our community with barbecue on a more regular basis,” says Duncan.
Currently Daddy Duncan's BBQ is offering a limited menu at ErmaRose Winery on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5-8 p.m. Check their Facebook page for menu options as offerings can change.
“Their variety and willingness to try different combinations really made the experience exceptional,” says Ishee. “We will definitely be a long-time customer.”
ErmaRose Winery Brings Family-Owned Fun to Katy
ErmaRose, family-owned and operated winery is named after a mother and grandmother of the Prothow family. They've been in operation since 2014. In addition to Daddy Duncan’s BBQ, the winery also hosts Texas Snowballs. Learn more about the ErmaRose Winery on their website.