Friday, January 2, 2009

BBQ Pilgrimage

We drove 450 miles today on our central Texas roadtrip - first to San Antonio to visit the Alamo and then to the Texas State History Museum in Austin. In between the two we stopped at a near-holy spot: Lockhart, TX. BBQ heaven, to those of you who don't know. We worship at Smitty's when in Lockhart, just off the town square from the magnificent courthouse:

Just to make y'all jealous, I'll take you on a little tour.

Here we are at the shrine of BBQ: no plates, no silverware, be prepared to get messy.

Now in the door and down the hall - can you see the smoke? You have no idea what this smells like. None whatsoever. Then around the corner into the smokehouse. Warm - can you see why?

Does this look at all good?

And the dining room - nothing fancy, but very cozy and comfortable.

Nothing but meat, and onions, jalapenos, white bread and cheddar cheese for sides. The best food in the entire world. God bless Texas.


SarahHub said...


Mitzi and Jerry said...

Tari!! Jerry and I are going on a BBQ tour tomorrow! We are going to five BBQ places, a donut place, an outlet mall and a pie place. We'll have to compare notes. Actually, this will be our second BBQ tour. On our first one, we went to 9 places in 2.5 days.