Bryan, Texas is about to get another barbecue joint, and it’s a legendary one. Keith Schmidt of Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Texas says they will build the second location of Kreuz Market over a hundred miles from Lockhart along Highway 6 in Bryan. It’ll be built just north of the College Station city limits right in front of the Best Western and next to an IHOP. They’re hoping to finalize the design drawings this week and the targeted opening date will be sometime in the fall. That means before the end of the year there’ll be some fresh competition for Fargo’s Pit BBQ for the best barbecue in Bryan.
This is only the second location with the name Kreuz Market, but the Schmidt family has lent their branding and blessing to a slew of barbecue joints across Texas and the country. There’s Schmidt Family BBQ in Bee Cave, Lockhart Smokehouse in Dallas and Plano, and Hill Country Barbecue Markets in D.C., Manhattan, and Brooklyn. What’s different about this one? The rest were joint ventures. As Keith explains, “no cousins this time, just me, so we are going for another Kreuz.” The search is ongoing for the right pitmaster, so let them know if you think you’ve got the chops.