The idea for the Smokehouse started here in Farmington, Connecticut, in 2007, when the Flagg family escaped from New York in search of a slower and more serene lifestyle. After a few months, and numerous failed attempts searching for true Texas style bbq, I decided to call my dad, Herschel (Pop) Flagg, out of retirement. He left the sweltering heat of San Antonio, Texas and brought with him the secret Flagg family recipes to Farmington.
The Flagg family recipes have been handed down for three generations. Papaw Flagg passed on to my father, Herschel, his recipes that have since been passed on to me.
After years of urging from family and friends, my dad started his smokehouse in Boerne, Texas in 1988. "Podnas" opened its doors and the Flagg style of Texas BBQ was introduced to the world.
Now some twenty years later with the help of Pop, I opened Flaggstead Smokehouse in Farmington hoping to pass on the Flagg legacy to my two little ones.
We hope you enjoy eating our BBQ as much as we enjoy making it for you! See yall soon.