2-1/2 days in Dallas. First night when I got in Stephen Pyles-great cevich sampler, foie gras on pork belly, dougnuts with espresso flan-delish. Then up at 6am for the 240 mile drive to Lockhart. Kreutz Market was unbelievable-I had two thick rare prime ribs (better than NY), a hot sausage, pit ham, and 3/4 lb of brisket with a Big Red, lemonade and iced tea. No forks, no sauce and no sides-gotta love it! Then went around the block to Smittys to compare prime rib (almost but not quite as good) and a great pork chop. Happily drove the 240 miles back to Dallas. finally, Javier's was closed for lunch, so I tried Avila's instead. Incredible carne asada, cheese enchilada and guisado de puerco. Converted little house on Maple Avenue. Great.