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Need opinions on 4-day BBQ-plus plan

glang | Sep 1, 201104:09 PM

Austin hounds, will you weigh in on my mostly-BBQ plan for our upcoming 4 days in the area, and my choices for the other meals? Do you think we have chosen the right highlights at each BBQ place? I realize this is not a true crawl, but we have to work it around my husband's business trip, and are trying to fit in a few other things where 'cue is not an option. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

Tuesday 9/6 - arrive Austin mid afternoon, dinner at Tacos El Rico. Where to go for a good margarita or cold beer?

Wednesday 9/7 - Once Over Coffee; in line at Franklin's by 10:30 am, brisket, ribs, pulled pork. Wednesday dinner sake social at Uchiko for just light nibbles.

Thursday 9/8 - Frank's coffee; 11 am, pick up take-out at Black's for 15-person work event: brisket, sausage, beef ribs, beans, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled onions; banana pudding or peach cobbler? Anybody wanna argue for choosing Smitty's (no online menu so couldn't see options) or Louis Mueller's instead? Dinner, Parkside happy hour.

Friday 9/9 - Medici coffee, then drive to Luling by 10 am for brunch at City Market: brisket, pork ribs or pork shoulder, sausage. On to San Antonio for husband's work day, then return via New Braunfels for dinner at Coopers at 6 or 6:30; is the cabrito worth the expense? I hear the chicken is really good at Cooper's. Thoughts?

Saturday 9/10 - Houndstooth Coffee; Snow's by 8 or 8:30 am, brisket, pork shoulder, anything else? 1:30 or 2 pm, late lunch before airport; should we go to Chen's Noodle House, dim sum at Pao's or somewhere else? Fly home at 5:30 and eat steamed broccoli for weeks!

City Market
633 E Davis St, Luling, TX 78648

Chen's Noodle House
8650 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78759

4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756

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