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A Few of My Favorite Things

lixlix | Sep 1, 200909:11 AM

At the suggestion of Scrumptiouschef, I'll list a few things I like to eat in Austin. Hopefully these haven't been covered too heavily in previous posts.

Brisket/Pulled Pork from Mann's BBQ :

Mann's is unequivocally my favorite BBQ place within Austin. Literally a mom and pop place with some of the friendliest service you will get anywhere. One of the only places to get pulled pork in austin and it is tender and fall apart but the real star is the brisket. When you walk up to order, Mr. Mann will ask you if you want it lean or with Flava' in his Georgian drawl. He will act shocked if you order it lean and maybe say something like "nobody's ordered it lean since 1995".

The Brisket is in the style of venerable Central Texas BBQ joints in Lockhart or Taylor. Its sliced 1/2 inch thick with a slightly barky exterior, underneath which is a 1 to 2 cm layer of soft fat, followed by juicy tender meat that still has a little bit of give so you know its BBQ brisket and not potroast. The smoke ring might not be as deep as brisket from other BBQ meccas but the flavor is all there. Get it with a side of fried to order onion rings or fried green tomatoes. I actually like the lima beans here as well.

More to come....

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