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natesch2
09-07-2012, 10:42 AM
My teenage son and I just completed a BBQ tour of Central Texas.
Below is the list of the venues we hit in our quest for authentic BBQ.
This was only my second trip to this area and the first time I had time to really spend seeing some country and getting the lay of the land.
This is an amazing area to visit. Small towns, historic courthouses, great local bbq.

My top six out of this killer lineup would include:

Snow's
Franklin's
Lambert's
Kreuz Market
Fargo's Pit
Louie Mueller

Central Texas BBQ Pilgrimage

Friday
Lamberts Downtown Barbeque-Austin, Tx ***** (daily 5:30pm-10pm)

Saturday
Snows-Lexington, Tx (Saturday only) ***** (East of Austin-1.5 hrs)
Son’s of Hermann Hall-Deanville
City Meat Market-Giddings, Tx **** (East of Austin-1.25 hrs.) (7:30-4)
Prause Meat Market-La Grange, Tx ***** (E. of Austin-1.5 hrs) (5:30-1)
Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que-Smithville, Tx ***** (East of Austin-1 hr.)
Southside Market-Elgin, Tx

Sunday
Franklin Barbeque-Austin, Tx ****** (Tue-Sun)
JMueller, Austin, Tx ***** (Wed-Sun)
Salt Lick, Driftwood, Tx **** (SW of Austin-45 mins) (Daily 11am-10pm)

Monday
Opie’s BBQ-Spicewood, Tx **** (NW of Austin-45 mins) (M-Sun 11am)
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que-Llano, Tx **** (NW of Austin-1.5 hrs) (daily 10:30am-8pm)


Tuesday
City Market-Luling, Tx ***** (South of Austin-1 hr) (M-Sat 7am-7pm)
Gonzales Food Market-Gonzales, Tx ***** (S of Austin-1.5 hrs)
M-Sat 8am-6pm)
Kreuz Market-Lockhart, Tx ***** (S. of Austin-) (M-Sat 10:30-8)
Blacks Barbeque-Lockhart, Tx ***** (daily 10am-8pm)
Smitty’s-Lockhart, Tx **** (South of Austin-45 mins) (7am-6pm)
Chisom Trail, Lockhart, Tx **** (South of Austin-45 mins)

Wednesday
Fargo’s Pit BBQ-Bryan, Tx ****** (E.of Austin-2 hrs) (Tues-Sat 11am-7pm)

Monday
Louie Mueller- Taylor, Tx*****

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
09-07-2012, 10:52 AM
Now that is a great trip right there. I am looking forward to seeing more detail of your take on these joints.

fingerlickin'
09-07-2012, 10:54 AM
Wow that's quite a list!

How much weight did you gain?

neuyawk
09-07-2012, 01:09 PM
What did you like about Snow's that gave it a #1 spot over the other who's who on your list?