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Apr 16, 2011 01:46 PM

Snow's OMG!

I'm a little late to the party I know, but I finally got to Snow's. My daughter's fiance has been asking to go for the last year so I finally woke the crew up at 7, climbed into the car at 7:45 and made the drive to Lexington. First I have to say that if you lived in Austin on Saturday the 16th of April you were lucky indeed. It was a glorious day. If you were lucky enough to be in Lexington at 8:45 on the same day you were blessed! It was amazing. The place is a little jewel half way between Bryan and here. It is a typical small Texas town. Snow's itself is just like I envisioned. It was quaint is the best way to put it. We were early I guess because there really wasn't a crowd. Inside there was one couple ahead of us and 4 people eating. Outside there were about 10 people chowing down. We ordered the brisket, half lean, half wet, half a rack of ribs, and a link of jalapeno sausage. One of the ladies behind the counter told us we really needed to try the pork shoulder and proceeded to cut off a chunk for us to sample. It was excellent, but I was dying to try the brisket. We got our utensils, out beans, our pickles jalapenos and onions and made it to our table. I tried the lean first. Great, but I wouldn't be writing this if that was as far as I got. Thank God for my soon to be son-in-law, he talked us into the wet brisket. It was transendant...I really need a thesauras to look up a better way to say unbelievable because it was in a completely different league than any brisket I have eaten. Let me just say that I have been to Luling and Lockhart and Taylor and Elgin and I've eaten at all of the best BBQ joints those cities have and this brisket was so far and away better that it wasn't even a contest. Absolutely positively the best I have ever tasted. I forced myself to try the Jalapeno sausage and I was amazed at how good it was. It was in the same league as the Brisket. We weren't sure that we would be able to eat much BBQ for breakfast but we could and did! I loved every morsel. When we finished we got two links of sausage and 1/2 a chicken to go and went outside to take pictures of the pit. Everyone who worked there was as nice as nice can be, and every person who made the drive from Houston or College Station or wherever was as happy as could be. I smiled all the way back to Elgin where my S-I-L to be made us stop at Southside Market to sample the brisket...not even close...good mind you, but like comparing the Round Rock Express to the New York Yankees, different game, different league. Do yourself a giant favor before it gets too hot and go to Snow's, you'll be soooooo thankful.

Snow's Barbeque
516 Main St, Lexington, TX 78947

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    1. Wow, must have just missed you Saturday! I went to Snow's for the first time and I have to say up front that the ribs we had were lousy, just plain lousy...but guess what, it didn't matter. I have never had brisket like this, absolutely, positively unbelievable. I think it was one of the best things I have ever eaten, it was that good. And, like you, I loved the sausage. If it hadn't been for the brisket I might have said the sausage was the best thing I'd eaten in forever, but as you said, omg!--the brisket was all that and more. I want to go back this saturday, but I doubt my wife will go with me, anybody want to ride to Lexington? I'll pick you up at 7:30.

      1. Let's get down to the brass tacks..... on any given day, realistically what time do you need to show up to this place before they run out of meat?

        I travel to College Station and Huntsville often, so I could easily stop by, but I don't think i could wolf that down at 8:30 in the morning.

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        1. re: jwynne2000

          If you call them in the morning, they will hold a brisket for you. I called on my way one morning, took a cooler with me, and was eating by 11:00. The whole brisket wasn't cheap (about $35 I think?), but it held up well on the ride.

          1. re: gilintx

            At current prices, you're spending $24-28 on a brisket to smoke yourself. So that's a pretty dang good deal.

          2. re: jwynne2000

            My recent experience suggests that with the expanded pits, they're still serving at 10:00 or 10:30. But that depends on the day's crowd, etc.

            I'd give them a call and see what they suggest, they're nothing if not friendly.

          3. We got there at about 8:45 (remember its only open on Saturday and only till the meat runs out) and there wasn't a line and no line when we left at about 9:30, but I'm guessing it varies by weekend, I would get there early. As for wolfing down BBQ at 8:45 lets just say I was a skeptic myself, that is until I tasted it, then time didn't matter. It was so delicious that you forgot it was early and concentrated on that next morsel of fatty brisket or juicy sausage. MMMMM its only 8:11 am and my mouth is watering! Go early, what's an hour's sleep worth anyway, you'll take a nap in the afternoon after you finish off the treasure that you bought to bring home, and you will.