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LOCKHART BBQ is starting to slide downhill

Took the family to Smitty's last weekend for some Q. Ordered 2 pounds of brisket, 4 sausage links and 1.5 pounds of pork ribs. Brisket was more fat than meat and the taste was nothing to write home about, sausage was mushy and greasy but the ribs were the best I've ever eaten. The beans were super and potato salad was very good. Previous experience with Blacks was not a good one (dry brisket and the sides looked like they'd been sitting there for days...literally) but Kreuz has always been better than average. Overall was very disappointed with Smitty's and I won't be going back to Lockhart for Q anytime soon...there are 2 BBQ joints I would recommend however. One is Milt's in Kyle and Woody's in San Marcos.

Dec 04, 2010
naylor in Texas

Staying in Buda, anything close and delicious?

Don't let the building fool you. The birdsnest sandwich is hard to beat and my personal favorite the haystack is super.

Sep 25, 2010
naylor in Austin

Friday Afternoon bar-b-que?

I've stopped at Smittys a few times and have never had any issues even though Kreuz is definitely a better joint IMO. Blacks OTOH has never impressed me. Dry brisket and sausage and nothing special about their ribs. If you're in Austin and looking for a cue fix, drive 20 minutes to Southwest Market in Elgin.

Sep 25, 2010
naylor in Austin