Once the list came out, I decided that my goal would be to hit all 50 Q joints on the list within a year.
So, while we didn’t make it into the gun show today, I did get to spend the morning with my wife and boy, and we got to chow down on some of the best BBQ in the state (Cash had some of mommy’s mashed potatoes and gravy and some of daddy’s black eyed peas).?
How can you beat BBQ patiently pit cooked to perfection right there on site? This place has a local feel but makes you feel at home with their hospitality and good cooking. Tender and juicy brisket-melts in your mouth.Home made beef sausage and sweet tea made right.
Right about the time we were ordering some pork ribs and brisket, a five-piece bluegrass band (The Fundamentalists) started playing. And they were good — very entertaining. Lots of families sitting out on the big patio, probably there specifically for some good old-timey gospel and bluegrass.
Of course they’re demanding an apology. Probably to be followed be a demand for reparations of some sort.
Leave it to an Aggie to discover something the rest of us Texans have known since childhood…
The brisket was good, but not great. In fact, it was a fine sample of average Texas-style smoked brisket. This is not a bad thing, as an average cut of Texas-style brisket is still better than 99% of the brisket anywhere else on this planet.
If I could only eat BBQ from one joint the rest of my life — I’d probably pick Cooper’s in Llano because they usually have a little more variety of meat’s than Smitty’s. But if I could only eat brisket and ribs from one joint for the rest of my life? Smitty’s Market. Hands down.
If you are heading into Austin and want to try some great BBQ, I’d recommend Southside BBQ in Elgin over Crosstown. Especially if you want great sausage.
It was a beautiful winter day here in Austin today — sunny and 71 degrees. So, I jumped on my bike and headed west into the central Texas Hill Country in search of some twisty roads and some good barbecue. The Ride I headed west on Hwy 290 into Dripping Springs, and turned south onto [...]