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post #76 of 115
Not familiar with a place like that. Know 2 Chicago BBQ's. Smoque and Smoke Daddy's, neither fit that description and neither are on the south side. Maybe Kwilk knows
post #77 of 115
Damn. Never mind Libya, this is bad news: http://www.caller.com/news/2011/mar/02/joe-cottens-bbq/

Another landmark BBQ joint gone! I was talking to a buddy from down there about accompanying him on a haul (farm machinery) just to try it. Carpe diem, what?

Just another taste from Smitty's today:

29 bucks worth of pork chops, sausage, and a taste of fat brisket.

one chop.


Where they forge your chops. Safety first, I always say.
post #78 of 115
ok. hell with the sarah shahi pictures. today, my son, you have won the internet.
post #79 of 115
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I write for Fearless Critic and can recommend Franklin Barbecue and El Naranjo for real Mexican, not Tex-Mex.

Oh!!! great stuff Kent Wang. But aren't you a designer?
post #80 of 115
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ok. hell with the sarah shahi pictures. today, my son, you have won the internet.

sweet jesus. Where did that come from? I want to eat all of it.
post #81 of 115
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sweet jesus. Where did that come from? I want to eat all of it.
Smitty's in Lockhart,Tx. Kreuz's Market in the same town has virtually identical menu: http://www.kreuzmarket.com/index.shtml Here's Smitty's: http://www.smittysmarket.com/
post #82 of 115
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Oh!!! great stuff Kent Wang. But aren't you a designer?
Food is my hobby.
post #83 of 115
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Food is my hobby.
c'mon kent. it's more than a hobby.
post #84 of 115
Wow - great thread, guys.

This brought back some good memories. I grew up in Austin. Made a few visits to Lockhart, and Iron Works was a favorite of mine; don't know how one could describe IW as "fancy" unless it's changed a lot since the early 90's. When I went there in the 80's and 90's it was basically a barn, with a corrugated metal livestock tub full of iced-down longnecks for a "bar". I'd grab a Shiner Bock and swig half of it down while I waited in line for my order. But, I haven't been there in about 20 years so I suppose things have changed. I hope they're still servin' it up on butcher paper! By the way...which place in Lockhart served everything on newspaper? Just a vague memory at this point.

One of my other favorites was in Bastrop. I used to skydive at a drop zone outside of San Marcos, and after a long day we'd head over to Bastrop and go to this little dive and get brisket, sausage and beer. I remember how smoky it was when you walked in there.

I haven't been to A-town since '99. I'm sure a lot has changed; I need to go back and see it.
post #85 of 115
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By the way...which place in Lockhart served everything on newspaper? Just a vague memory at this point.

One of my other favorites was in Bastrop.
Never seen it served on newspaper.

Also, although you would think otherwise, I've never had great BBQ in Bastrop, although willing to stand corrected.
post #86 of 115
KW mentioned it, but in Austin proper, the only really good bbq is Franklins.
post #87 of 115
Lunch today at Ray's:

Look Ma, no hubcaps! 4.95 plus tax, w/Fritos and tea.
post #88 of 115
anyone in town for sxsw?
post #89 of 115
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Spats... just stop it. Please.
post #90 of 115
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Spats... just stop it.

Please.
Oh, all right. I think I'm eating vegetarian most of this weekend, anyway. Can't promise for next week, though. Buddy and I have plans to do lunch in one of the small towns around here then, and you know what that means! -S.
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