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Austin Rocks!

flavrmeistr | Apr 2, 2004 11:18 AM

Thanks to rudeboy and the others for their help. This town rocks! I had to limit my choices to barbeque because---well, because I felt like it. Had the beef ribs at Ironworks along w/sausage and brisket. The sausage and brisket were nice and smoky and probably would have been good enough on their own, especially with the punchy sauce that came with. The beef ribs, however, were outstanding. Sweet, meaty, nice smoky crust. I went back for seconds and the guy hacked me off a couple huge ones with an extra slab of burnt end. Righteous. The next night, I went to the Continental Club down on Congress for Hippie Night. Had a blast--great folks, great music, great..ah..spiritually up-lifting activities. Went to Artz Rib House afterward. Not all that great, but I'd been having such a good time I didn't care. The next morning, a friend of mine took us waaay out in the hill country to a place called The Salt Lick. If there is a benchmark for Texas barbeque, The Salt Lick has to be it. This place has the best chopped beef sandwich and brisket I ever locked a lip on. Melts in your mouth. The sauce is not hot, but piquant with vinegar and just sweet enough to detonate that mesquite smoky beef-bomb of flavor. Both the slaw and the potato salad are dry as a bone, the perfect foil for all that snappy succulence. With a few ice-cold Negro Modelos--man! I bought a five-pound brisket and two bottles of sauce to take back to DC, which I hugged close to my chest throughout the flight.

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