PDA

View Full Version : Austin BBQ help


qndummy
08-08-2010, 12:04 PM
Leaving in less then 3 weeks for Austin Hot Sauce Festival and Hatch Chile Pepper Festival. Need some advice for some good BBQ joints around the Austin area. Be there for about a week.

SMOKINBONES
08-08-2010, 12:26 PM
Rudy's, COunty Line on 2222 is nice also

jgh1204
08-08-2010, 12:32 PM
Make the trip to Taylor. Louie Mueller, Mikeska's.

Jorge
08-08-2010, 12:44 PM
The Brethren Road Trips forum has a lot of info as well.

qndummy
08-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Rudy's, COunty Line on 2222 is nice also
Been to Rudy's, that's my sons favorite in Austin. Definitely enjoyed it.

qndummy
08-08-2010, 01:20 PM
Make the trip to Taylor. Louie Mueller, Mikeska's.
I think this is the city I've seen a lot of posts on about the fine BBQ eateries. I'll have to give it a try.

Billy Ribs
08-08-2010, 04:23 PM
The Salt Lick in Driftwood just outside of Austin is pretty good. They opened a couple of other location, but I'm told the original is the best and thats the only one I've been to.

Cash only and BYOB

www.saltlickbbq.com (http://www.saltlickbbq.com)

darthtrader
08-08-2010, 04:41 PM
I agree with the Salt Lick and Rudy's. Then after, head over to Round Rock Donuts. YUM!

jgh1204
08-08-2010, 05:39 PM
Actually, Lockhart is the most famous BBQ City in Texas. Taylor is just closer. If you have the time, go to Lockhart. Kreuz, SMittys, Blacks and not necessarily in that order.

jgh1204
08-08-2010, 05:42 PM
Rudys is ok for commercial/chain bbq and I have even been to the original. They do make great sauce. I have had some pretty bad meat from the one here in Selma. Their pork ribs are usually undercooked. From what I understand, all of their meat is cooked offsite and re-heated on site. Their chopped bbq meat is horrible/greasy leftovers of all their trimmings.

There are better choices for out of towners who want to taste the best of Texas BBQ.

Here is a good article. (http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A83569)

JimBobT
08-12-2010, 06:27 PM
Leaving in less then 3 weeks for Austin Hot Sauce Festival and Hatch Chile Pepper Festival. Need some advice for some good BBQ joints around the Austin area. Be there for about a week.

Well the hot place in Austin right now is Franklin BBQ 3400 I-35. He sells it out of a trailer and has picnic tables for people to eat at. Even in this heat people start lining up at 10:30 in the morning waiting for the 11 open. Supposed to stay open till 4, but he always sells out before 2. Some of the best peppery brisket you'll ever eat. Pulled pork is equally good. Pork ribs are outstanding too. The sides are nothing special, but not bad.

Then there's Mann's Smokehouse on 183 which made the Texas Monthly top 50 BBQ joints in the State in 2009.

In Taylor Texas Northeast of Austin about 35 minutes you have Muller's and City Cafe. Muller's is considered on of the best Q joints in the world. Taylor cafe is equally famous and Vencil Mares owner and Pitt Boss is still going strong at 86 years young

http://www.southernbbqtrail.com/taylor_cafe.shtml

Next is Lockhart which is about 35 miles southeast of Austin. It is known as the Capital of Texas BBQ
KreuzMarket (http://www.kreuzmarket.com/index.shtml),

Smitty's Market

http://www.smittysmarket.com/

Black's BBQ.

http://www.blacksbbq.com/



Kreuz and Smitty's are the same family. Ten years ago or so, the owner of Kreuz market got into a feud with his sister so he took the pitts and built a new building and moved the operation. Well his sister took over the original Kreuz's, changes the name to Smitty's and put her son in charge.

Finally Black's opened in 1932 and has been operated by the same family ever since.


Finally about 30 miles southwest of Austin is the Salt Lick. Been in operation since 1969 and has great pork ribs. Brisket is very good too. It's no big deal to go out there on a Saturday and wait for two hours for a table. The place is huge!! What people talk about is their BBQ sauce. It is a mustard Vinegar, brown sugar sauce. They like to brag they have no tomato products in it. 15 years ago when Sandra Bullock moved to Austin she gave an interview to People magazine and said the Salt Lick is her favorite restaurant in the area.

http://www.saltlickbbq.com/

That should be enough to keep you eating for a week.