My friend wants amazing Texas bbq when she visits from Ga in a month! Where should I take her to amaze her?
Try this TA article:
Personally I like the overall food and experience at Smitty's in Lockhart.
City Market in Luling is my personal favorite. They have the best sausage and ribs I have ever had at a restaurant. Gotta have a Big Red to go with the meal too.
Smitty's in Lockhart has the best brisket I have ever eaten in a restaurant, is in a building dating from the late 1800s, and looks like nothing has changed in 110+ years when you go back to the pit to get your meat. I highly highly recommend either of them. I haven't tried Kreuz or Black's in Lockhart though. Many people in South Texas swear by those two places too.
Make sure that east coaster eats it without sauce though. Save the sauce for the bread and the beans.. LOL.Edited: 14 June 2010, 09:37
Also, Smitty's is in the building that used to be Kreuz. There was a big family feud that caused Smitty's and Kreuz to be competitors. It's a long story. They even did an episode about it on either The Food Channel or The Travel Channel (can't remember which) where they did a blind taste test. Kreuz just inched Smitty's out.
The BBQ at both are great but Smitty's wins for atmosphere...
My choices first to last, but all are excellent choices. These are shades of perfection and worth a special trip.
Smitty's in Lockhart
Salt Lick Near Austin
City Market in Luling
Coopers in New Braunfels
Kreuz Market in Lockhart
Black's in Lockhart
Luling Bar-B-Que in Luling
Next tier down (Again in order first choice first - where I eat in SA, but probably not worth a special trip.)
Rudy's in Leon Springs or Schertz (originals)
Rudy's in New Braunfels (franchised)
Augies by the Park in San Antinio
BBQ Station in San Antonio
Smoke House (Formerly Bob's) in San Antonio
Bill Millers all over SA - don't really think of it as Bar-B-Que, though I eat there at least once a week and usually get brisket
I see you are from Victoria. One of my favorite bbq places is right there. Aunt Jo's out on hiway 77. Eat out under the trees. We always stop by there when we are driving through. They are no open every day, tho.
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