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Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ Makes National Book

One of East Texas' best kept secrets can now be found in a national book.

Stanley's Barbeque on Beckham Street in Tyler is featured in the upcoming book "BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbeque Belt". The book, written by David Gelin, features the best places in the south.

Stanley's, which opened in 1958, is the only one in East Texas in the book.

"To get found so to speak in a book and get thrown in with some of the guys, with the guys in BBQ, it is just such a huge honor to be in there. We are lucky," said Nick Pencis, owner-operator. "We are definitely the best kept secret in time. I meet someone everyday in town that does not know this place is here."

Stanley's is also expected to be featured in an upcoming issue of Texas Monthly.

Danielle Capper, Reporting.



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