A couple of weeks ago, on the way to the coast, I stopped in and bought some raw sausage to grill while at the coast. Richard, who is a grandson of the owner, filled my order. He took me into the back and showed me the pit. They smoke the briskets and lamb ribs on the grills and hang the sausage above the briskets. The juices from the sausages drip onto the briskets. They smoke the sausage on average 4 hours. I grill mine quicker but am going to smoke some this weekend for the 4 hours. The sausage is mostly beef. Course ground. Richard said that the sausage is hand made, If you find sausage that is packed tightly, it is not hand made, but made by a machine. The sausage is unique and I love it with some of the bbq sauce on top. The second best seller there is the Smoked Lamb Ribs. Didn't try it, but it sells like crazy. The brisket is very good. On October 10, they will celebrate 50 years in business.
The sausage recipe is an old German recipe that was given to Richard's grandfather.
They also sell bacon in the meat market and it is different, hickory smoked, but very good.
Gonzales is only about 16 miles from Luling, If you are on a BBQ day trip and you miss this place you are only missing some of the best bbq around. The shoulder clod at Smittys is hard to pass by though.
This weekend is a festival in Gonzales, the Come and Take It Weekend, celebrating Texas History. Carnaval across the street from the Gonzales Food Market. Make it a day and enjoy great bbq. Buy some of the raw sausage and grill it at home. You will be a star.
Gonzales Food Market
311 Saint Lawrence St, Gonzales, TX 78629