It must be the Holidays. The line at Louie Mueller Barbecue was too long – almost out the front door. Lucky for me, the BBQ is so good there. Today’s lunch was moist brisket, turkey, beans, bread, pickles, BBQ sauce, and iced tea. Yummy.
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.
Today’s most excellent lunch was found at the Rathskeller Restaurant in the town of Fredericksburg. True to its name, it is located in the basement of a stone building on the main drag through town. My lunch today was the Jaeger Schnitzel with red beans, German potato salad, and iced tea. It was so good that I wish I could have ordered seconds.
Catching a parking lot sunset at Starbucks and drinking iced green tea on a lovely evening in Central Texas.
Southside Market from Elgin now has a location in Bastrop. I just had to stop by and check things out. I ordered a two meat plate with brisket, turkey, potato salad, beans, and iced tea. Everything was great.
I have been wanting to try this location of Black’s Barbecue for a long time. It is located near the University of Texas campus on Guadalupe and 31st and 1/2 Street. It is a small restaurant and today there was a smoker outside and a short line of people on the inside. The brisket was perfect, just as you would expect from a Black’s site. You line up, order your sides, have them slice and weigh your meat selections, pay for everything, get your drinks, then find a table inside or on the outside patio. I highly recommend it if you find yourself in the area.
The Original Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart may be the best BBQ joint on the planet. My lunch today was simple – pork chop, brisket, black-eyed peas, and iced tea. If you ever find yourself within driving distance of Black’s, please check it out.
Some pretty yummy chicken can be found at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. One of the most casual joints in downtown Austin. My dinner consisted of chicken tenders, baked beans, mac & cheese, sweet tea, chocolate chess pie, and vanilla Blue Bell ice cream. A perfect Southern meal.
“Please form line.” I got lucky today. Zipped right in and ordered my brisket, pork ribs, and beans. The food was awesome, and the line was short. Louie Mueller Barbecue is the best!