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Plenty of food!! Ribs are great, brisket was a little on the dry side. Sausage had a heavy pork flavor that I liked but may not be for everyone!
Caleb Barnett @ Loco Coyote Café, 2014-09-02 12:19:49
Brisket is really good and tender! Has great smoky flavor. This place also has a butcher!
Nathaniel Cox @ Vincek’s Smokehouse, 2014-08-31 18:30:40
The hunt for the best barbecue continues with the second joint today. This is a small victory as I have always wanted to hit more than one restaurant on the Texas Monthly Top 50 BBQ establishments in a single day. Billy's Old Fashion Barbecue happens to be number 9. I have a hair less than four years to visit the other 41 before the list is updated. I have my work cut out for me as these places are as far at 500 miles from home. I wasn't hungry when we rolled into Jasper, but I was here to eat barbecue. I knew I wanted brisket and when we found the dilapidated restaurant, I knew we were going to experience some magic. I chose the sliced brisket sandwich. I wasn't expecting this monstrosity as it was quite large. Topped with pickles and onions, this sauce soaked sandwich was perfect. I only wish I had ordered the sauce on the side. The sauce was decent, but I came for the meat. The sliced brisket was very nice. It was juicy and the fat was rendered beautifully. It was a bit toothsome, but it certainly wasn't tough. I had forgotten to ask for untrimmed meat, so I was pleased when I saw that the crusty bark was intact. The meat had a mild flavor. Not too much smoke, and it wasn't overpowered with seasoning. It was a simple, beefy masterpiece. At only 2 1/2 hours from home, I can see myself loading up the family for a nice meaty adventure. This is easily a 4.0/5.0. Well done, Texas Monthly. This BBQ doesn't disappoint.
Theodore Luoma @ Billy’s Old Fashion BBQ, 2014-08-31 01:12:51
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:06
It has been a few months since I was able to hunt for some good Texas BBQ. It is a bit of a tradition that my oldest daughter, Alli, and I enjoy. I'm not a hunter, so we aren't likely to go kill deer as we spend time together, but we have our own game we like to track down. We decided to have lunch at the Hitch-N-Post in Livingston, TX. It's 3 1/2 hours from home so we had time to work up an appetite. We both ordered untrimmed fatty brisket which in my estimation, is the best tasting meat. I usually try the sausage as well, but we are planning an early supper at another BBQ place and I don't want to gorge myself. The brisket, though cooked, could probably have used another four hours in the smoker to completely render the fat and make the meat fork tender. I actually had to use a knife to cut the meat. There was a beautiful smoke ring and a decent crust, but I was hoping for a denser crust. Then again, this ain't Lockhart. The beans were good, but they were punched up canned beans. The potato salad probably came from Brookshire Brothers, but I came for the meat. The sides are just a bonus. Apparently, the proprietor has a policy to give free cake to first time customers. He was a really nice BBQ enthusiast as he asked if I had tried Snow's in Lexington. Then he started showing me pictures of BBQ joints on his phone. The ambience was a schlockfest with old tricycles dangling from the ceiling and tiki umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan's Island. It was enjoyable soaking it in while I soaked up sauce with my bread. The food was good. I would rate it a 3.0/5.0, but with the outstanding service and friendly atmosphere, I rate it a solid 3.5. Hitch-N-Post is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.
Theodore Luoma @ Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2014-08-30 18:24:05
Third in line pound of lean got two ends and a sausage PERFECTION worth the drive ft worth good food good folks
doug_wallace @ Louie Mueller Barbecue, 2014-08-30 15:38:00
Loved that there was no wait unlike that other place on East 6th. Fatty brisket was as advertised. Pepper on crust was perfect. Jalapeño sausage was okay. Loved the cheesy squash - my new favorite side. No beef ribs today sadly. Drank the BBQ sauce too; very good stuff.
Rahul Yaratha @ John Mueller Meat Co., 2014-08-29 16:44:19
Brisket was moist, but tough. Needed more smoke. Spare ribs were ok.
mrb @ Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-08-27 02:53:29
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Joints in Regions Central Texas

Black’s Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

215 N. Main
Lockhart

Sun-€“Thur 10-€“8, Fri-€“Sat 10-€“8:30

Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

213 Schreiner
Kerrville

Tue-€“Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“3

City Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

633 E. Davis
Luling

Mon-€“Sat 7-€“6

City Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

109 Kessler
Schulenburg

Sat 8-2

City Meat Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

101 W. Austin
Giddings

Mon-€“Fri 7:30-€“5:30, Sat 7:30-€“4

Country Tavern

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

FM 2767 at Texas Hwy 31
Kilgore

Mon-Thur 11-9, Fri & Sat 11-10

Cranky Frank’s Barbeque Company

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

1679 U.S. 87 S. (Washington)
Fredericksburg

Tue-€“Fri 11-€“3 or till meat runs out. Closed the first Sun of the month.

Franklin Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 5

900 E. 11th
Austin

Tue-€“Sun, 11 till meat runs out.

Freedmen’s

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

2402 San Gabriel St.
Austin

M-Sat 4-midnight, Sun 11-midnight (no BBQ from 3-5)

Hwy 29 BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

110 W State Hwy 29
Bertram

W-Sat 11-7:30, Sun 11-3

Joel’s Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 2

1200 Slaughterhouse Rd.
Flatonia

Sun-Thur 8-10, F 8-11

John Mueller Meat Co.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

2500 E. 6th, entrance on Pedernales
Austin

Daily 10:30 till meat runs out (usually early afternoon)

Kerlin BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

1700 E Ceasar Chavez
Austin

W-Sun 11-3

Kreuz Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

619 N. Colorado (U.S. 183)
Lockhart

Mon-€“Sat 10:30-€“8

La Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

900 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin

Wed-€“Sun 11 till meat runs out

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

401 W. 2nd
Austin

Lunch Mon-€“Fri 11-€“2:30; dinner Sun-€“Wed 5:30-€“10, Thur-€“Sat 5:30-€“10:30; brunch Sat & Sun 11-€“2

Lew’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

107 Walton Dr.
College Station

M-F 11-2

Luling Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3

709 E. Davis
Luling

Mon, Wed & Thur 7:30-€“7, Fri & Sat 7:30-€“8, Sun 7:30-6

Matus Pit Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3

304 W. Buck
Caldwell

5:00am - sold out (usually 11:00)

Miller’s Smokehouse

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

208 N. Penelope
Belton

Open Tue-€“Thur 10:30-€“6:30, Fri & Sat 10:30-€“9

Nathan’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

1309 Prairie Lea St.
Brenham

M-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-8

Opie’s Barbecue

TMBBQ Rating: 4.5

9504 E. Texas Hwy. 71
Spicewood

Mon & Tue 11-€“4, Wed & Thur 11-€“7, Fri & Sat 11-€“8, Sun 11-€“7

Petty’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 3.75

1104 Kathey Dr.
Killeen

Tues-Thur 11-8, F-Sat 11-9

Pit Stop Bar-B-Q

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

502 S 1st St.
Temple

Tues-Sat 10:30 - 6:30

Prause Meat Market

TMBBQ Rating: 4

253 W. Travis
La Grange

Mon-€“Wed & Fri 6-€“5:30, Thur 6-€“1, Sat 5:30-€“1.

R&G Bar-B-Que

TMBBQ Rating: 3.25

FM 713 at Whizzerville Rd
McMahan

Wed & Thur 11-3, Fri 11-€“7, Sat 11-€“3

Smitty’s Market

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

208 S. Commerce
Lockhart

Open Mon-€“Fri 7-€“6, Sat 7-€“6:30, Sun 9-€“3.

Snow’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4.75

516 Main
Lexington

Open Sat only, 8 till meat runs out.

Taylor Cafe

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

101 N. Main
Taylor

Open 7 days 7-€“10.

The Smokehouse

TMBBQ Rating: 3.5

3306 Roland Rd at Rigsby
San Antonio

Wed & Thur 11-€“6, Fri & Sat 11-€“7, Sun noon-€“6

Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

600 W. 6th St.
Austin

M-Tues 5pm-10pm, W 11-2 & 5-12, Thur-F 11-2 & 5-2, Sat 12-2am, Sun 12-10

Wilhite’s Barbeque

TMBBQ Rating: 4

4903 FM 1327
Creedmoor

Wed-€“Thur 10:30-€“3:30, Fri 10:30-€“9, Sat 10:30-€“3:30

Zimmerhanzel’s BBQ

TMBBQ Rating: 4

307 Royston
Smithville

Mon-€“Fri 8:30-€“5, Sat 8:30-€“till meat runs out