Adventures in Texas barbecue. Want to stop the swine flu? Barbecue a pig! And remember, lettuce or spinach can kill you.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas
Our first stop on July 26 was Smitty's in Lockhart. It has been ranked tops by Texas Monthly, among others. Shows what they know. First off, no ribs except on weekends. Second, no sauce. Third, no forks! Yup, all you get is a plastic knife and you're supposed to eat with your fingers or wrap it in bread. The sliced beef was tough and chewy and the sausage was little more than grease in a casing. The porkchop was tasty and tender and an easy highlight.
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.