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Some of the best Texas BBQ

Check out these places if you want to blaze a trail through Texas barbecue

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Go early for the brisket

Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Tex. serve food until they sell out, and they have sold out of brisket every single day of their existence.

Franklin Barbecue

Still family-owned

Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue, in Tyler, Tex., has some of the widest variety of menu selections--from breakfast burritos and barbecue tacos to hot links, ribs, and brisket.

Stanley's Famous Pit Barbecue

The whole hog and more

SMOKE, in Dallas, Tex., has pulled whole hog done North Carolina style; chopped coffee-cured beef brisket; pork andoullie, rabbit, and beef smoked sausages; dry rub pork spare ribs; plus a selection of charcuterie, raw oysters, game bird, and seafood.

DAVID MCGHEE

Barbacoa the traditional way

Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que, in Brownsville, Tex., is the last true Texas barbacoa joint standing making barbacoa the traditional way – whole cattle heads cooked over mesquite in an underground pit.

Vera's Backyard Bar-B-Que

BBQ and wine

The Salt Lick, in Driftwood, Tex., has awesome barbecue and their own label of BBQ-friendly wines produced at their family-owned Salt Lick Cellars.

The Salt Lick

Some like it hot

Pody's BBQ, in Pecos, Tex., serves up a unique green chile-cheddar Southwest pozole, and a borderline evil habanero sauce.

Pody's BBQ

Central Texas favorites

Lockhart Smokehouse, in Dallas, serves all the Central Texas favorites – brisket, ribs, sausage, etc. – cooked low and slow over oak, with daily specials that might include beef ribs, burnt ends, and prime rib.

Lockhart Smokehouse

Germans on the border

The name Hoegemeyer's Barbeque Barn, in Corpus Christi, Tex., pays homage to the family's German heritage – a bit of a rare thing this close to the Mexican border. 

Hoegemeyer's Barbeque Barn

Some of the best Texas BBQ

Check out these places if you want to blaze a trail through Texas barbecue

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