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Smoked Ham for Christmas (where near Austin should I look)

Chefdavis Dec 5, 2011 10:11 PM

I decided about 5 minutes ago that I wanted to get a "real" smoked ham for Christmas.

My preference is a smokey, southern (ish), salty, yet juicy, ham with some sweetness (but no honey glaze, etc I can make a sauce if my guests want to add that

Which smokehouse have you utilized that produces something close to this?

Would prefer within an hour or so drive and I live in South Austin


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    Rene Dec 6, 2011 01:42 PM

    Check out Robertson's in Salado, sort of a tradition. Try their beef jerky while you are there, too. I've only had better beef jerky at the Roaring Fork.


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      ssouth Dec 6, 2011 03:52 PM

      We got one from Blacks in Lockhart a couple years ago. It was tasty. Their website now has honey glazed hams so I don't know if they still have them without the glaze.

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        verily Nov 8, 2013 07:28 AM

        I figured I'd dredge up this old thread. I want to do a smoked ham for Christmas. I waited too long to safely order from Benton's, but I might as well keep my money "local" anyway...

        I see Robertson's is still going strong judging by their website and I might just do the drive to grab a half ham. But before I do, are there any other local farms or restaurants selling tasty smoked or aged hams?

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        1. re: verily
          SlickTheCat Nov 10, 2013 08:30 AM

          I believe Opie's in Spicewood does this.

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