Snow’s BBQ pit boss Tootsie Tomanetz tends the pits as the sun rises over Lexington. (Photo ©Chris Wilkins)

A recent item posted on Eat It, Atlanta involves a tour of Texas barbecue joints inspired by the Posse, according to its author, who goes by the moniker The Legend.

A group of four barbecue fans — two hailing from Atlanta, one from Boston and one from Texas — visited nine joints in 48 hours and scored the brisket and sausage at each,  just as we did on our recent Best of Texas tour.

The group’s verdict: Snow’s BBQ in Lexington had the best brisket (that was the Posse’s verdict, too), La Barbecue in Austin the best sausage and Snow’s scored best overall.

Pecan Lodge in Dallas finished fourth in brisket and fifth in sausage.

It was a very tough field. Other places visited included Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart, Kruez Market in Lockhart, City Market in Luling and Smitty’s Market in Lockhart.

Memo to The Legend: Let us know the next time you’re in town. We always love talking to people who know good barbecue.

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