Thx for the tips, Steven! Unfortunately most of those places are closed on Monday. I ate at Franklin last year, and their brisket is awesome!
Today, we drove out to Smitty's Market in Lockhart. We had an incredible experience and wonderful food!
You think they have enough fuel?
Their super awesome pit:
I ordered two slices of fatty brisket, one pork rib and one hot ring. My wife just had the brisket.
No forks are allowed, so you have to eat with your hands. They do give you a spoon for the sides though.
The rib had an amazing flavor.
So did the sausage and brisket.
Not sure where we are eating tonight. My wife's family just made it to Austin and said they wanted to treat us to dinner before flying back tomorrow. If its something interesting, I'll make a report on that restaurant too.
I feel about 10 lbs heavier now than I did last week, but it's been fun gaining it.