Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Monday, July 25, 2005
The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas
Our second stop on July 25 was The Salt Lick in Driftwood, Texas. This is a place I used to frequent in college, and loved. It was nice to see that little has changed even though I had not been there in more than 25 years! The food is still great and they still had folks waiting in line, even on a Monday night. This was the only BBQ joint we hit that had waitress service and the little lady who waited on us was top notch (and was tipped accordingly). The food was all fine and the sliced beef was particularly good. I got the family style (all you can eat) so I asked for a little more brisket and it was terrible. Way too much fat content. A perfect lesson on the vagaries of reviewing BBQ joints. Just a bad piece of brisket. The waitress offered to bring me a new slab, but by then I had my eye on the pecan pie ala mode. :)
sliced beef 4.5 (second helping was awful, real fatty)
I love barbecue. I always wanted to spend some vacation time sampling the best BBQ joints in Texas. A few years ago, my friend Scott and I started doing just that and we've been doing it every year since. We call it the "Calories and Cholesterol Tour". Since so many people were asking me about our experiences, I started writing them up. We are not expert eaters or writers. We just do this for fun and because we LOVE Texas BBQ.
A note about our reviews. We tend to be "stealth" reviewers. We don't ask for pit tours or cooking techniques and we try to be discrete about taking photos til after we are done. We want to experience each meal as an average customer.
If you know a great Texas BBQ joint we need to try, e-mail me at donotemp AT lycos DOT com. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW
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