Alright y’all! Let’s talk BBQ! I feel like BBQ is one of those meals that you either love or hate and as a Texas girl I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Good BBQ that is! Everyone has their own take on what’s good and what’s not so I took a poll and came up with a list of Austin’s best BBQ! Whether your go to is a chopped beef sandwich, fall of the bone ribs, sausage, or my personal favorite, brisket, there is something for everyone to enjoy! If your mouth isn’t watering at this point, clearly BBQ isn’t for you! In Texas, be sure to grab a loaf of bread, pickles and onions! Oh, and don’t forget the best part…..the BBQ Sauce!
The 1st choice for local BBQ would have to be Salt Lick. Specifically, the Driftwood, Texas location! There’s quite a story behind the family that started Salt Lick and it’s features on their website. The family still uses the original cooking method from the 1800s and it’s proven to produce the juiciest, most delicious BBQ in the area! The drive to Salt Lick is along some beautiful hill country roads and once you’re there, it’s like stepping into a little unknown village.
Coming in at a close second is the infamous Blacks BBQ. Originally started in Lockhart, Texas, the Black family has been serving the community for over three generations. In the recent years, the family has opened restaurants in Austin, New Braunfels and San Marcos. The original, family owned location in Lockhart is still open today!
If it’s good enough for Anthony Bourdain and President Barrack Obama, it must be finger lickin’ good!! In 2009, The Franklin’s opened a BBQ trailer on the side of an interstate without realizing the future they were creating for themselves. Franklin’s BBQ has been awarded the Texas Monthly’s Best Barbecue Joint in Texas and Bon Appetit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America! Today, crowds wait in line for house to get a taste! The restaurant stays open until they’re sold out, typically around 2-3 pm.
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