Finally the brisket was done so I went back into the pit room to get a half a pound off the fresh brisket. Unfortunately, for the first time ever, the brisket at City Market did not shine. It was a bit under done, it did not have the tenderness I expected, the fat was not fully rendered, and except for the ends, there was little smoke flavor. I'm guessing they rushed that last brisket a bit after they ran out earlier than expected. Dang it. Timing is everything.
They finally have some t-shirts for sale however not in my ample size. Otherwise I would have bought one for sure. They need to visit the souvenir emporium at Black's and steal a few ideas!
Campaigning for "Thump Queen" is well under way in Luling and we saw more signs for that than for the regular politicians.