At the end of my trip to the states, after eggtoberfest and the Jack, i spent a couple of days in Houston, Texas.
Since this was a BBQ trip all over i had to drive the 140 miles to Lockhart to see the old pits and try some real texas BBQ.
Here we go, first Stop : Smittys Market www.smittysmarket.com/
The whole location was awesome.
I ordered some Brisket and a sausage here. No sides at all.
The brisket was very flavourful but not as tender as i was hoping for, but the sausage made up for that. It was really good.
I only ordered a small portion cause i had some more places on my list.
Next Stop : Blacks BBQ - the oldest family owned BBQ Restaurant in Texas www.blacksbbq.com
Had a nice little beef rib, some brisket and a great Jalapeno Sausage here. Brisket was as tender and flavourful as can be and the Beef Rib was out of this world.
After that feast i was invited for a pit tour by the friendly owner.
70 Years old butcher block. Its got a lot of work over the years and got shorter and shorter by the time so they had to add legs to keep a good working height a couple of years ago. IÂ´d give my left nut for a block like that...
I was happy to take a walk after that and finally found Kreuz Market. www.kreuzmarket.com
I wasnt really hungry any more, but sometimes a man's got to do what a man's got to do
So i ordered some Brisket, 2 Spare Ribs and a Jalapeno Sausage.
The Food was great, but not as good as the stuff at Blacks.
The wood pile is a nice sight though.
On my way back to Houston i stopped at the "Luling BBQ" ( damn, i missed the city market) for another jalapeno sausage wich was also very good.
I never had good BBQ like that in any restaurant before and to see those old pits and BBQ joints cooking like decades ago was really worth the trip.
IÂ´ll definately be back to TX next year to have lunch in Lockhart and look for all the other famous BBQ places.