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Cigarbque
12-29-2009, 07:20 PM
So I am going to be in San Antonio around the 16th and 17th next month then driving to Houston on the 19th and then to Dallas on the 20th (sales trip). I want to try to hit Lockhart on Saturday if I can get there in time and then Lulling on my way to Houston. Any advice on any special places to go to. Specifically looking for brisket and sausages to try. I have dinner plans in Dallas with a customer so any heads up on a great place in that city would be appreciated. Thanks.

barbefunkoramaque
12-29-2009, 07:36 PM
If you do Lockhart right, you wont be able to eat in Houston or Dallas


Lets see -

Lockhart - see this -

http://www.youtube.com/user/PopdaddysBBQ#p/f/0/bqxkoGeBMBQ

http://www.youtube.com/user/PopdaddysBBQ#p/f/0/hQ9jwGqZzPc

Taylor see this -

http://www.roadfooddigest.com/post/2008/09/Taylor-Texas-BBQ-Video-ndash3b-Bobby-Mueller-Clips.aspx

http://www.youtube.com/user/PopdaddysBBQ#p/f/0/pfoNV1acCz0

This is a little surprise for ya!

MY OWN video of the Houston Area old Zion Church BBQ

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoodVittlesSociety#p/u/4/mfgvnPHBOXw

cdollar
12-29-2009, 07:58 PM
If you can get to Fort Worth, go to Angelo's, here's a link.
http://www.angelosbbq.com/index2.html


Chuck

MilitantSquatter
12-29-2009, 08:08 PM
The Texas BBQ Trail is a nice resource as well

http://www.texasbbqtrail.com/

BBQSamYesIam
12-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Here's a link for a site that a friend put up to chronicle their bbq trip (8 joints in 2.5 days!).

http://abunchofguysonaquestforkillerbbqbodaciousbeerandsl oppygolf.com/?page_id=16

As for Dallas, one must experience the ORIGINAL Sonny Bryan's - don't go to one of their franchise locations - go to the original! It is on Inwood Road, near Harry Hines Blvd. Get there early, as they tend to run out of food early afternoon. Sonny Bryan is world reknown as one of the fathers of BBQ. It's a tiny place with small school desks for seating.

If you are in Ft Woth, Angelo's is definitely good stuff.

cdollar
12-29-2009, 09:25 PM
Yeah, I was gonna mention Sonny's, but he was looking for dinner.

Definitely hit Sonny's if you can for lunch, but, as mentioned, hit it early.

Chuck

Jorge
12-29-2009, 09:46 PM
Kreuz Market
Black's BBQ
Smitty's

City Market in Luling

New Zion as Mr. Funk suggested on your way up to DFW

Once you get to DFW the I wish you luck. Angelos is hit or miss but the beer is always cold, and the advice on Sonny Bryan's is accurate as of the my last visit.

Shoot me a PM when your trip gets closer, and if I'm in town we might be able to get together and sample some BBQ or tex-mex.

Professor Salt
12-29-2009, 10:15 PM
Kreuz Market
Black's BBQ
Smitty's

City Market in Luling



Ditto on all of these.

It's a little out of the way, but if you have a couple extra hours (and you're in the area on a Saturday morning), check out Snow's in Lexington. They're only open on Saturdays, and they close when they sell out of meat, which is usually by noon.

EDIT: Sorry - I re read your post, and I guess you'll still be in San Antonio on Saturday. Sorry about that.

Here's a little video clip I shot there last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M6pkdv3dJg

MilitantSquatter
12-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Ditto on all of these.

It's a little out of the way, but if you have a couple extra hours (and you're in the area on a Saturday morning), check out Snow's in Lexington. They're only open on Saturdays, and they close when they sell out of meat, which is usually by noon.

EDIT: Sorry - I re read your post, and I guess you'll still be in San Antonio on Saturday. Sorry about that.

Here's a little video clip I shot there last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M6pkdv3dJg

Interesting clip... with all the beeping in between the BBQ talk, I thought I was listening to Myron Mixon on BBQ Pitmasters :biggrin:

Professor Salt
12-29-2009, 10:26 PM
Interesting clip... with all the beeping in between the BBQ talk, I thought I was listening to Myron Mixon on BBQ Pitmasters :biggrin:

Yeah, well I didn't want to be the jackass that put all their secret ingredients on the internet.:-P If you want to know what they are, you'll have to visit and ask them yourself.

NorthwestBBQ
12-30-2009, 04:32 AM
Wish I could go.

mgwerks
12-30-2009, 04:46 AM
Kreuz Market
Black's BBQ
Smitty's

City Market in Luling

New Zion as Mr. Funk suggested on your way up to DFW

Once you get to DFW the I wish you luck. Angelos is hit or miss but the beer is always cold, and the advice on Sonny Bryan's is accurate as of the my last visit.

Shoot me a PM when your trip gets closer, and if I'm in town we might be able to get together and sample some BBQ or tex-mex.
I'm game as well if you want to make it a mini-gathering.

drbbq
12-30-2009, 05:42 AM
On your way up to Dallas there is a place I really liked in Temple called Clem Mikeska's. They serve something they call sirloin instead of brisket but I'm not sure what the cut really is. The lady said it was tri-tip but it didn't seem like it to me. No matter, it was excellent. They had some great potato dish too. BTW this is Johnny Trigg's favorite BBQ joint.

Diva Q
12-30-2009, 07:50 AM
I would hit these:

Coopers Pit BBQ (http://divaqbbq.blogspot.com/2009/02/truly-epicurean-experience.html) for their Jalapeno sausages alone is worth it.

Louie Muellers (http://divaqbbq.blogspot.com/2009/02/blog-post.html) best brisket and beef ribs ever

Southside Market (http://divaqbbq.blogspot.com/2009/02/southside-market.html) - Everything there rocks but their hot guts are simply amazing

Against The Grain
12-30-2009, 08:14 AM
Great selections.

When you get to Houston, try Thelma's bbq.
http://www.b4-u-eat.com/houston/restaurants/reviews/rsv2318.asp

Her side dishes probably beat all others. If your tired of que she has great chicken fried pork chops and fried cat fish.

Chipper
12-30-2009, 08:52 AM
I'm heading to San Antonio as well next month. Ill hit Lockhart for sure.

Cigarbque
12-30-2009, 09:07 AM
Wow, thanks for all the info folks. As the trip firms up I will let the local Brethren know. It would be cool to hook up if time allows. I will not go hungry on this trip. :-D

bmolloy
12-30-2009, 11:19 AM
Smitty's in Lockhart is still the best ribs hands down I've ever eaten. Don't expect a plate or a fork though - they don't even have them. Blacks had better brisket (and plates/cutlery), and on sausage they were equal in my opinion.

I would go half and half on the two. :)

Chipper
12-30-2009, 02:12 PM
Brian,
I'd love to have a nice smoke with you but we are going to miss each other by a couple of days.

Chip

BBQ_MAFIA
12-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Have a great time.

Cigarbque
01-23-2010, 09:58 AM
Well today is my last day in Texas, flying to Nashville in the afternoon. I managed to make it to Lockhart and went to Kreuz Market and Blacks. It was like being in Heaven. I was waiting for Kreuz to open and the guy with the big mutton chop side burns in Donnie's video comes to open the door. Had the brisket and the jap sausage. Food was amazing, smell of the place amazing. I then hit the same thing at Blacks. I like Kreuz much better. Don't get me wrong Blacks was great but the meat at Kreuz was more tender. Blacks had more smoke.

I hit a bunch of other ok places along the way since I drove allot. I hit some truck stop smoke house between Houston and Dallas that was actualy very good and dirt cheap. Picked up some venison jerky there too.

One place that was fun to eat at and the BBQ was not bad was Hard Eight just north of the Dallas Ft Worth airport. Place had a great vibe. Brisket was great one night but very dry the next. Sausage was very good and the beans rocked. You ordered by the pound right at the pits just like in Lockhart.

Well off to Nashville, Knoxville and Huntsville AL. Time to start tasting ribs.

MilitantSquatter
01-23-2010, 10:49 AM
You're a lucky man Brian...

I really want to make this trip sooner or later... hopefully sooner than later !!

Ranbo
01-23-2010, 02:26 PM
I 2nd the ribs at Smitty's with City Market in Luling a close 2nd. Black's has very good sausage.

Cigarbque
01-24-2010, 10:51 PM
Rambo,

I so wanted to try City Market at Luling but they were closed on Tuesday and that was when i was driving between San Antonio and Houston. Well I guess I have something to look forward to.

Vinny, if you ever get a chance go for it. I hope Chipper chimes in with his trip report.