After leaving Millers Smokehouse we took a cab down down to a classic old brick bar for yes...more brisket, sausage, and ribs!
Although not on the classic infamous Smokehouse circuit in and around Austin, we were seriously impressed. In a short summary...we all felt the ribs were excellent. Moist, pleasantly rubbed, meaty and tender...perfect on the bone. And slightly smaller than the monsters at Millers.
The house sausage was a little overpowered by a bit too much black pepper. A much coarser grind than Millers, and a bit drier. Good flavor, good smoke, but too much black pepper.
The brisket was the best surprise. Gorgeously crusted with a tasty savory black bark, and tender, moist, and kissed with nice oak smoke. Maybe a generous late nite portion, but there was easily enough brisket for the three of us on this sampler platter!
Coupled with the Whiskey of the Month, $5 Makers 46, we found Freedmen's to be the perfect late nite stop for a night cap of Texas Barbecue!