I have a co-worker going to Lockhart with time only for one place. Which one should he go to? Smitty's, Blacks or Kruez?
02-14-2013 02:13 PM
Smitty's for the overall experience.
02-14-2013 02:21 PM
Blacks is my favorite, so that is where I would go. Get the giant beef rib. It is not to be missed. Awesome.
02-14-2013 02:24 PM
I wish I could say, but I haven't made the trip there yet.
02-14-2013 02:32 PM
Get Brisket and Sausage take out from all 3. Then go to a park and feast. Report back on your favorite and why.
02-14-2013 02:33 PM
+1 for Smitty's.
Go to Kreuz if you prefer that soulless warehouse bbq experience.
02-14-2013 03:30 PM
Blacks if you want to meet friendly people and possibly even tour the cooking area. Smitty's if you want see their incredible pit up close. If I could only go back to one place, it would be Smitty's because of the pit.
Smitty's pits are something to behold. The way they take the temp of the pit is by holding their hand over the meat.
02-14-2013 04:08 PM
Remember, Black's is open on Sunday's.
02-14-2013 04:27 PM
Chisolm my favorite & good value
02-14-2013 05:15 PM
Who the fark goes to Lockhart with time for 1 place??? lol
02-14-2013 07:56 PM
What Bubba said.
Go to Kreuz and get the fatty beef with a side of hot potato salad
Then over to black for some links, make sure you get the Shiner Bock sausage.
Then over to Smitty's for the beef ribs, and Hit the Chisolm Trail on your way south for some spares.
Stop in Luling for some pecan wood and peanuts.
By time you get to the Bucc-ees station at I-10, you will be ready to drop deuce.
02-14-2013 09:43 PM
I won't vote because its pointless. My opinion is the one that matters. Each one of these places can have a bad day. In my opinion each makes similar bbq enough to really be considered in line with the town's style. Anyone who visits all three.... well.... its silly really... because its a snapshot of how they did that day. And that really can be a snapshot of how they did yesterday because if you do not like what you had that day its probably because you are eating yesterday's leftovers. Those who know what these places do will understand that comment.
So.. where should you go? Smittys. The true first of firsts who incidentally serve basically the same **** the same way and the other two... sans Blacks sauce. If I had to chose would I go there? No. I know and worked for Ray Perez long ago so I would go to Kreuz to see him. But you, you should go to Smittys.
I hope this helps and you ignore what others say because I know my ****. Unless of course they agree with me... then its okay to do what they say.
watch the Q suck that day. LOL You HAVE to meet John, though.
02-14-2013 09:46 PM
I have placed "thanks" along the correct people's comments. Some of them, presumably my friends, I ignored as they are either wrong or missed the point. I love them though