One year ago this week the Texas BBQ Posse made their first trip to central Texas, where we discovered the way, the truth and the life of barbecue. Nothing has been the same for any of us since then.
We've been on BBQ journeys north, east, south and west of DFW in the year since then. We've tasted the good and the bad and the ugly, but the bar for great barbecue is set in central Texas, perhaps the greatest cue in the world.
Here's our plan of attack:
CENTRAL TEXAS 5-STAR BBQ TOUR II Nov. 5-6, 2010
FRIDAY NOV. 5th
10am Leave Dallas
1pm Arrive for lunch at Franklin Barbecue, Austin, the little trailer that could, Full Custom BBQ blog’s first ever 6-star joint.
Mid afternoon Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, Austin, fancy but good.
8pm Dinner at Taylor Cafe, Taylor, a Mecca for Texas barbeque history buffs.
Overnight in Taylor
SATURDAY NOV. 6th
8am Arrive for breakfast at Snow’s BBQ, Lexington, the BBQ Posse returns for round two, breakfast at Snow’s
Mid morning Prause Meat Market, La Grange, "Through a non-descript metal door is the entrance into the pit of this joint with over 100 years of history.”
Late lunch Zimmerhanzel’s Bar-B-Que, Smithville, "The tender moist ribs were huge and meaty."
Late afternoon City Meat Market, Giddings, "The ribs were the best and smokiest offering with a heavy salt and pepper rub over a deep red crust."
6pm Head back to Dallas
Click here to see a google map of our upcoming tour designed by BBQ Posse member Bruce Tomaso.
Stay tuned, we'll keep you posted with live blogs, videos and photos along the anniversary BBQ trail.......