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Baldum
10-01-2013, 11:38 AM
Hey all,

I'm going to be driving from Boulder to Austin next week. This is my route

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=boulder+to+austin&ie=UTF-8&ei=gflKUqLpBMKGyAHWoYGgAw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

If anyone has any recommendations for BBQ along the way or in Austin, please let me know! I'm super excited to be in Texas with a car.

gtr
10-01-2013, 11:48 AM
Might be a good idea to check out the Full Custom Gospel BBQ blog (http://fcg-bbq.blogspot.com/). Tons of reviews of TX BBQ joints there. If you look on the right side of the page there are categories by region which might help with figuring out where to look.

Gore
10-01-2013, 11:57 AM
Efrain's in Boulder is pretty yummy. I guess you could stop there before you head out. :becky:

Big Texan in Amarillo if you're really hungry.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
10-01-2013, 12:32 PM
Tyler's BBQ in Amarillo has been getting some good press. It was in the Top 50 of Texas Monthly. I haven't eaten there yet. I used to like Dyer's ribs a lot several years ago but believe they are either out of business or have gone downhill lately.

I'm guessing BBQ in and around Austin will spoil you though.

Baldum
10-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Yea, I'm assuming Austin will be the place to browse. Any suggestions once I'm in the city? Also, I'm going to be looking for good Mexican food.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
10-01-2013, 12:50 PM
Franklin's brisket in Austin is top notch if you have the time to stand in line for several hours for lunch. John Mueller's beef ribs, also in Austin, is worth the shorter wait. Louie Mueller's in Taylor has great brisket and beef ribs too. Lockhart has Kreuz's, Smitty's and Black's. They all sell by the pound so plan a crawl at all three. Central Market in Luling has great pork ribs. Salt Lick, in Driftwood,is quite the experience although their BBQ itself is a notch under those I have listed above, in my opinion.

Baldum
10-01-2013, 12:57 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the recommendations. If anyone has more, I'd love to hear them!

gtr
10-01-2013, 01:10 PM
When I lived in Austin in the 80's I used to go to Sam's BBQ (https://plus.google.com/100900813916541630249/about?gl=us&hl=en) and really enjoyed it. I hear the quality comes and goes, and I'm not sure how they are these days. There's Tamale House (https://plus.google.com/111941516127933354299/about?gl=us&hl=en) for some down & dirty cheap Mexican food - again, haven't been there in decades but loved it at the time. There's also Dirty Martin's (http://dirtymartins.com/) across from the UT campus - great diner stuff!

frognot
10-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Adam Richman of "Man Vs. Food"(aka Sledneck on this board) took the Don Juan challenge at Juan in a Million.

http://www.juaninamillion.com/man-vs-food/

I'm a fan of Round Rock Donuts. I recommend the Texas size donut (it's 2 lbs and takes up the whole donut box. A bargain at $5.99)

http://austin.eater.com/archives/2010/11/02/texassized-donut-bigger-than-your-head.php

http://www.roundrockdonuts.com/

Rambo
10-01-2013, 08:23 PM
Once you get there take the drive to Llano and go to Cooper's

bmikiten
10-01-2013, 08:39 PM
Franklin's brisket in Austin is top notch if you have the time to stand in line for several hours for lunch. John Mueller's beef ribs, also in Austin, is worth the shorter wait. Louie Mueller's in Taylor has great brisket and beef ribs too. Lockhart has Kreuz's, Smitty's and Black's. They all sell by the pound so plan a crawl at all three. Central Market in Luling has great pork ribs. Salt Lick, in Driftwood,is quite the experience although their BBQ itself is a notch under those I have listed above, in my opinion.

You might want to consider Rudy's as well although the quality varies per location. You'll pass one on the right (West) as you go through Georgetown towards Austin. Kreutz and Blacks are both famous around here and well worth the stop. Both are close to each other near San Marcos. Another favorite is Hays County BBQ near the outlet malls in San Marcos. Very good stuff and some great pork ribs and chops.

Brian

Baldum
10-15-2013, 07:05 PM
Ended up going to John's and La. Both were awesome and I honestly probably couldn't have gotten better. The line for Franklin's was disgusting and seems like ego stroking/a tourist destination at this point. Thanks for all the recommendations! You guys give the best.