We will be in town from Los Angeles are would like to explore some regional cuisine w/an emphasis on bbq. We will have a rental car so modest travel for a meal is not out of the question. We are looking to get some bbq (top shelf brisket). Here we have narrowed the field to Pecan Lodge or Lockhart's Smoke House. What is the general opinion between the two?
We are also considering a Friday night dinner at Lonesome Dove Bistro. Would it be inappropriate to bring a young child (3 years old) who is a good eater for an early dinner there? More importantly, how is the food? If Lonesome Dove would be inappropriate or better food can be had elsewhere, what would you suggest?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.