The line was long, almost heading out the door when we got to Zimmerhanzel’s Bar-B-Que in Smithville around noon. The posse headed around back of the orange metal building to see three huge smokers dwarfed by one of the biggest live oak trees we’d ever seen.

Back inside we joined the line and asked the locals what was best on the menu. SInce we had already eaten twice that morning, we were looking to order very strategically. Chicken and ribs seemed to be the favorites, but ribs sold out right before we made it to the counter. The chicken was worth the wait though, smokey with good spice, but more on the dining experience in a more detailed post.

Stay tuned for our last updates from day two on the barbecue trail. Our final stop, for a total of eight joints in two days, is City Meat Market in Giddings.

(Photos by Chris Wilkins)

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