On our return through Texas after Thanksgiving we enjoyed 2 new BBQ finds.
We planned our departure from New Orleans so we could make it to Black's in Lockhart before they closed.
It was definitely worth the side trip!
Brisket was nothing short of awesome. Great smoke flavor, wonderfully tender.
I really liked their sausage ring...loose, coarse grind
with nice flavor.
Sauce was OK...I found myself wondering how good their brisket would be with Sonny Bryan's sauce.
Sides were fair at best...next time we're going for all meat.
After spending the night in San Antonio we embarked on the all-day drive-a-thon to El Paso. Noticed signs for Rudy's BBQ on the Western outskirts of town. Supposedly this is the original in what has turned into a state-wide chain (fortunately a less corporate feel than County Line).
Brisket was pretty good, but paled in comparison to Black's the night before. Sausage was the firmer milder Hillshire Farms style, but still OK, especially with their sauce and some onions.
Sides were kickass, especially the creamed corn, with my wife and I fighting for the last bite.
Except for the fact that we didn't hit any Tex Mex on either of our drives through the state it was a fine Chowhound outing.