Today, I am driving west, and I needed some food that would keep me fed for my trip. I stopped in at Cooper’s in Llano, Texas. From the pit, I selected the brisket and the turkey. The trick here is that they don’t weigh your meat until you are at the inside line. So they always over serve on the BBQ from the pit – no matter what you ask for. That is why you see so much food at the table. Needless to say, I didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day.
I went downtown to watch some college football this afternoon. Since I hadn’t been to Cooper’s BBQ in a while, I decided to lunch there. I had brisket, jalapeño sausage, cheese, beans, and iced tea. It was all wonderful.
Yippee! Cooper’s BBQ is coming to Downtown Austin. They aren’t totally open yet, but the lounge area upstairs is having a soft opening and serving bar food and drinks. I tried the Slider Trio and the baked potato and all was wonderful. When they do open (hopefully soon), they will have a serving line where you make your selections right off the grill. The restaurant is a combination of two old buildings and in addition to the lounge upstairs, they will have large indoor and outdoor seating areas downstairs. I am anxiously awaiting the grand opening so we can have another excellent BBQ joint in Austin.
Today’s lunch was at Cooper’s Bar-B-Que in New Braunfels. They had a weekend special consisting of a boneless pork chop and a baked potato. I added some beans, pickles, and an iced tea to make it an awesome meal. This is a great BBQ joint if you find yourself in the area.