In between Houston and San Antonio in a little town called Flatonia (which is also the home of the annual Czhilispiel every October) is a place called Joel's Barbecue. It is a small log cabin style restaurant with about 6 tables inside and couple on the outside. They have great barbecue and beef jerky. Every trip I make to San Antonio I stop either on the way there or back. It was love at first bite.