We learned that personally we have a way to go on perfecting our own brisket! We also learned that we feel we could stand in line and compete with this collection of rib smokers. And we learned that we need to start making and smoking sausage!! It was all fantastic.
Comparing some of these places head to head is hard. Maybe even pointless. We know there can be any given day, any given piece of meat, and a few extenuating circumstances. But once we polled each other on favorites, we did seem to find a little common ground. So here goes....
Mike - Black's in Lockhart
Matt - Snow's in Lexington
Tim - couldn't decide...lol...tied between Blacks and La Barbecue in Austin
Not to cop out on this one...but frankly all were excellent. In our opinion the ribs at this level
Are "expected" to be fantastic, and there was not a place on the list that disappointed us!
Was unanimous at Snow's in Lexington! Not necessarily that it was head and shoulders better,
So much as we all liked the unique coarser grind and nice spice blend. Almost everyone had
Super sausage and it's a signature style thing not really meant to compete head to head.
So thank you Texas, for an awesome welcome,mand awesome BBQ Tour!
The Minnesota Golden Gopher BBQ Posse!