Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ on San Pedro

Like many Americans, Daniel “Pepper” Morgan has two passions in life–baseball and barbecue. While these two passions seem inextricably bound in American culture, what separates Daniel from so many of us is that we excel at watching baseball and eating barbecue. Daniel excelled at playing baseball, having made it to the Houston Astros Triple A farm club. His barbecue is also par excellence, big league stuff–as good as any barbecue you’ll find in the Duke City area.

Though he has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, what Daniel is most exuberant about is cooking. It’s a passion nurtured at the feet of his mother who cooked daily for more than five hundred students at the Texas State School in Denton. It’s a love engendered from being around his grandmother’s kitchen from which the tantalizing aromas emanated that impressed themselves indelibly in his memories. His grandmother, by the way, grew up in Stamps, Arkansas and called poet laureate Maya Angelu her best friend.

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Settling comfortably into middle age, Daniel continues to live the baseball dream, though now it’s vicariously through his son, himself leaguer in the Miami Marlins system. Unlike in sports where the ravages of age diminish an athlete’s skills, Daniel continues to improve upon the recipes passed on by his grandmother and mother. When it comes to cooking, he’s at all-star, maybe MVP level.

Daniel’s restaurant is situated at the former digs of the Almost Gourmet Soul Food Restaurant on San Pedro just north of Central and directly across the street from the Alice K. Hoppes African American Pavilion” and one of the more bustling entrances to the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. This part of San Pedro is very heavily trafficked, but that doesn’t necessarily work to the advantage of Pepper’s Ole’ Fashion BBQ.

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BBQ and Soul Food to die for!!!
Ribs, chicken, dirty rice – the best dirty rice on planet Earth Boo Boo mac n cheese…
Peach cobbler, sweet potato pie!!!!!
Pepper is the kindest man I know – his staff is awesome!!!
Ohhh!!! The fried okra!!!!!!!!

jeffmJEFF M.


“The way barbeque should be”
my wife had the ribs, I had the chopped pork sandwich. The food was very generous and enjoyed how it was an old fashioned style smoked BBQ place. I would highly recommend it while in Albuquerque.




These are a few of my favorite things: the brisket, the chicken, the ribs, the links, the pulled pork, the sauce ( this is a southern sweet bbq joint – not a spicy bbq), the collards , Boo Boo’s Mac n cheese, the fried okra, any of the cobblers…are you starting to get the point yet? Everything is Awesome here!!!

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303 San Pedro Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

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