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The week leading up to my visit to Austin, TX, I had my heart set for Franklin’s, La Barbeque, and Salt Lick. But upon arrival, I was immediately told to hop in my pickup truck and drive down to Lockhart, TX if I wanted the OG goods.  I was game. I was to visit 2 places.

Black’s Barbecue (Founded 1932)

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My favorite bite was the Giant Beef Rib at Black’s. The meat was tender, flavorful, still had resistance, and delicious with smokey goodness.

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Kreuz Marketplace (Founded 1900)

This institution has been around for over 100 years. Built to turn and burn, it is quite the operator of quality Texas BBQ. A little too heavy handed with the black pepper in my opinion, but nevertheless, you can’t deny its a good smoke.

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I’ll surely be back and ready to try more of what Texas BBQ has to offer.