They say the best barbecue takes time—and the story of SLAB is years in the making. It begins deep in the heart of Texas, where Burt Bakman, an Israeli immigrant, found his calling to be a pitmaster. SLAB, the brainchild of Bakman and The h.wood Group, was born in 2015. When you sit down at SLAB and taste the marbled brisket for the first time, you’ll know this experience was well worth the wait.