Yesterday was the first time I ate brisket in a few months. When we returned from Texas, I declared a moratorium on bbq. I sampled way too much brisket during our June trip to Austin. I’m just barely at the point where I can bear to look at these photos again.
On our first visit Austin in 2008, my cousin brought us to the Saltlick. I opted against returning when I read they don’t have air conditioning. I knew these 4 wimpy Yankees couldn’t handle a sweltering 95 degree summer lunch. Instead, we made the 35 mile drive south to Lockhart Texas in search of other pilgrimage-worthy bbq. We opted for Kruez Market on a quiet Thursday afternoon and had some amazing ribs, sausage and brisket. Smitty’s is the other noteworthy nearby competitor.After this meal we all prompty fell deep into a food coma for the rest of the afternoon.