Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Black's BBQ, Lockhart, Texas

We've reviewed Black's before and they are another of the gold standards in BBQ to our senses. Consistently great, every trip. The brisket is tender with wonderful smokiness throughout. Last year the ribs were just a bit chewy, but not this year, back on form, melt in your mouth, and full of smoky flavor. This year the hot sausage was just a tad dry but still better than most of the places we sampled. I like the fact they have a little more variety on the sides and I had the mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese this trip. Pretty average stuff, but just a nice change to have options beyond the usual tater salad, slaw, and beans. The only disappointment this trip was when we got some Bluebell for dessert. It seems they are no longer scooping and instead have gone to the little single serve cups. Not a big deal, but a slight step down in the overall experience. Outside photo in previous reviews.

All watched over by the knowing gaze of a central Texas jackalope.

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