It was probably 15 years ago I was driving from Houston to San Antonio across I-10 and hungry, I stopped at an old school barbecue take out joint virtually right on I-10, probably closer to Houston than San Antonio but not 100% sure. It felt like it was in the middle of nowhere to me at the time.
The years may have altered my memory of the specifics, but I remember rolling up to a very old school joint, on the north side of I-10, which I picture as a large single story wood building, but I don't remember what the rest of the structure was, and inside the counter man lifting the lid of a big pit type of arrangement, brick/block on the ground with a huge lid, pitchforking a slab of brisket onto a cutting board and carving off a few slices to make my take-out sandwich.
My first experience with Texas brisket was as I was back on the road headed west, and was so Heavenly I almost turned around and went back for another one, which I certainly would have done if time was on my side.
Since then I have tried in vain to figure out what barbecue joint that was, so I thought I would enlist you lovely folks to see if anyone had some guesses as to where this sandwich came from? And if the place still exists.