Texan BBQ

Penultimate day in Austin and I finally had BBQ! The drive out to Salt Lick BBQ (apparently the best barbecue in Texas) added to the week-long anticipation. The place is in the “middle of nowhere” but actually nestled among vineyards and miles of hill country. The restaurant itself is all wood, from the walls to the tables, and ribs, sausage and brisket sizzle on a large stone grill by the entrance.

We each ordered Thurman’s choice, “the plate that poppa ate,” which comes with a selection of meats and a side of potato salad, cole slaw and beans. Bread, pickles and onions upon request.

The day was spent back at Barton Springs, away from the 100 degree weather and in 68 degree water. I’ll miss this special sweet escape!

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