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May 19, 2005 12:44 PM

Austin BBQ trips

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I've read the wonderful excursion suggestions, but have a timing and logistics question. I am going to be in Austin in June for work and only have time for one side-trip out of the city. Should I hit: Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Llano, Louie Mueller Barbeque in Taylor, or Kreuz Market in Lockhart?

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  1. Lockhart, without question. It's a reasonably short trip from Austin and will give you four world class barbecue joints (i.e., Kreuz, Smitty's, Black's, and City Market) in the same area.

    Have fun!


      1. I'd hit Luling City Market just a little past Lockhart.

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        1. re: John Scar

          Yes, if you've got time to drive to Llano, you've got time to drive to Luling. I ate at City Market again on Tuesday. It's the best.


        2. We did a recent BBQ crawl in Lockhart. We parked and started at Kreuz, then walked to Black's then to Smitty's. The walk back to Kreuz for the car made room for our last BBQ stop on the other side of Lockhart, The Chismtrail BBQ.

          1. Went to Black's in Lockhart yesterday on my way back from the coast and I must say that it wasve terribly marginal. Brisket was very fatty stringy. It was hardly etible. Ribs had good flavor but were also very fatty. Sausage ring was the highlight, particularly the Jalepeno sausage. Just thought I would pass it along.