Some of the best Texas BBQ

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


    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.

    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
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