Last night I had a chance to interview the great Marcia Ball as part of my blues radio gig. Coincidently, several years ago, she put out a CD titled "Peace, Love, and BBQ" which she says are three of her favorite things. So naturally, during the interview I just had to ask her for her all-time favorite BBQ joints. She said her favorite is to drive to Lockhart and eat at Smitty's. In town (Austin), she likes the ribs at Artz Rib House and the brisket at Franklin BBQ.
Oh, and btw, she has a nice chicken gumbo recipe on the front of her website!