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Monday, February 25, 2013
Luling City Market, Luling, Texas
2/22/13 visited about 11:30 am
Rumors have been going around the BBQ world and blogosphere that Luling City Market has lost its edge and is no longer in the top tier of Texas BBQ restaurants. Bullshit. The last time we were there was late in the day and the brisket was not up to their regular standards. I opined that it was simply a matter of timing and this visit suggested I was correct. Another 10 out of 10 brisket, though not quite as smokey as the brisket we had at Black's the night before. The smoke was there, it was just a bit more subtle. Ribs and sausage were spot-on and my wife thought the Luling ribs were a bit better than Black's. They are different. There is more of a sweet bark on the Luling ribs than at Black's. Have no doubts, this is still a must stop for any BBQ nut. Just don't show up 30 minutes before they close and expect their best.
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 gmail DOT com. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW! I also have a separate bass fishing blog.