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Lockhart, TX

FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 311
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Had late lunch at Kreuz with the wife, there was no ribs but ordered Brisket, jalapeño and cheese sausage and a slice of prime rib.
The Prime Rib was overcooked to my liking, but the sausage was very good! Brisket as usual, very good since they serve it flat and point
together!
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Men, easier fed than understood!!

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,123
    No ribs?? Boo!!

    Oh well, nothing like some good TX BBQ on butcher paper!

  • Rum_RunnerRum_Runner Posts: 17
    I've always thought Black's has it all over Kreuz's.  Last time at Kreuz's, I thought the brisket was dry, and I recall that they were out of ribs then, too.  Black's is always spot on.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,052
    Went to Blacks when we were in Texas about 5 months ago and had a Beef rib and some brisket.  Both were excellent and I'd go back in a minute if we lived closer.  Long line to get in but worth the wait.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • Don't forget about Smitty's (the orginal Kreutz before the old man died and the kids split the 2 businesses. No Christmas cards between those 2 :)

    I don't like either of their briskets. they cook them in 4 hours at like 400 degrees. TO me, they are sausage and rib places but tons of fun to get there

    Blacks is good but can be wildly inconsistent. They do have the best brisket in Lockhart though. Now that we have Franklin BBQ and J. Mueller's here in Austin, my trips to Lockhart are pretty much over unless I'm just driving through. Both of them are better than anything in Lockhart



  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,052
    Sounds like I'll have to visit Austin the next time I'm down that way.
    Barry Lancaster, PA
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    I wasn't going to chime in but if you are in that area again, I recommend City Market in Luling.  It is right down the road from Lockhart.  To me, City Market is consistently better than Kreuz, Smitty's or Blacks.  I have never tried Chisholm Trail in Lockhart, but plan to one day.  Heading down to Rockport this weekend (well...Thursday) and plan to stop at City Market fo sho.

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,091
    lakewade, have you tried City market in Giddings or Snow's in Lexington.  Friends who life in Lockhart say Chisholm Trail is the local's favorite.  We also like City Market in Lulling.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • snow's was Texas Monthly's best bbq in TX last year. I haven't gotten out there yet. I'm with lakewade on City market Luling. It's awesome. Still Like Franklin BBQ better than all others but really want to get to Snow's. They are only open Saturdays from 8 AM to close and they are in the middle of nowhere.

  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 311
    I have been to Blacks like 10 times and its much better, but it was like 15 years ago that i visited Kreuz and just wanted to re-visit. I will definetly try City Market in Luling next time!

    Thanks guy´s!
    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,185
    snow's was Texas Monthly's best bbq in TX last year. I haven't gotten out there yet. I'm with lakewade on City market Luling. It's awesome. Still Like Franklin BBQ better than all others but really want to get to Snow's. They are only open Saturdays from 8 AM to close and they are in the middle of nowhere.
    8 AM to close? I like those hours. It leaves room for creativity. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • snow's was Texas Monthly's best bbq in TX last year. I haven't gotten out there yet. I'm with lakewade on City market Luling. It's awesome. Still Like Franklin BBQ better than all others but really want to get to Snow's. They are only open Saturdays from 8 AM to close and they are in the middle of nowhere.
    8 AM to close? I like those hours. It leaves room for creativity. 

    It's actually 8am until they run out of meat. Which is always before noon.

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,091
    edited July 2012
    Has anyone tried Opies in Spicewood or Coopers in Llano? Recommend getting to Snows early, especially during football season. Lots of Dallas aggies stop there on the way to Aggieland
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    lakewade, have you tried City market in Giddings or Snow's in Lexington.  Friends who life in Lockhart say Chisholm Trail is the local's favorite.  We also like City Market in Lulling.
    Yes on Giddings - drive through there all the time.  No on Snow's, but it is on the list!  

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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    Has anyone tried Opies in Spicewood or Coopers in Llano? Recommend getting to Snows early, especially during football season. Lots of Dallas aggies stop there on the way to Aggieland
    Coopers all the time. Recommended.

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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    snow's was Texas Monthly's best bbq in TX last year. I haven't gotten out there yet.
    Let's do it soon.  (I still haven't made Franklin though!)

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,128
    Don't forget about Smitty's (the orginal Kreutz before the old man died and the kids split the 2 businesses. No Christmas cards between those 2 :)
     


    Actually, I heard they have buried the hatchet. Rumors are they ar joining forces and opening a new restaurant in Austin. Supposedly, they are going to take coals from both restaurants and take them to the new place when it is finished to start the fire.

    I think the 4 in Lockhart can all be hit or miss. Depends on the day and time you get there. I've enjoyed everyhting I've gotten at Chisholm. Next time we head tot eh ranch, I'll be stopping at Luling to try it.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

     

  • Pork N SteinPork N Stein Posts: 151
    +1 for Luling City Market, had a client in Seguin years ago who introduced me to that place and I've been a fan since.
    Large BGE and a couple non-greenies
    Roanoke TX
  • TarHeelBBQTarHeelBBQ Posts: 250

    I work that market all the time.  The best down there is Salt Lick.  Go to the orignial one.  20$ all you can eat.  BYOB. 

    I promise you will enjoy.

    Thanks,

    TarHeelBBQ

  • snow's was Texas Monthly's best bbq in TX last year. I haven't gotten out there yet.
    Let's do it soon.  (I still haven't made Franklin though!)
    I'm in. Let's do Franklin for lunch one day this week. It's much easier on a weekday



  • Has anyone tried Opies in Spicewood or Coopers in Llano? Recommend getting to Snows early, especially during football season. Lots of Dallas aggies stop there on the way to Aggieland
    Coopers all the time. Recommended.
    Opies just OK. Coopers is the bomb. They have one in New Braunfels and Ft Worth in the stockyards now. All 3 locations are excellent. The dude at Opies worked at Coopers and broke out on his own. Not as good but we eat there when we are driving out that way. 

  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    I'm in. Let's do Franklin for lunch one day this week.
    Maybe Wednesday?

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  • I'm in. Let's do Franklin for lunch one day this week.
    Maybe Wednesday?
    tomorrow or Friday. Next week is good all week


  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    tomorrow or Friday. Next week is good all week


    Got work stuff tomorrow and heading to beach Thursday.  I will catch you next week then.

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  • tomorrow or Friday. Next week is good all week


    Got work stuff tomorrow and heading to beach Thursday.  I will catch you next week then.
    10-4

    Glad you finally got some beach time in this summer :)



  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 275
    Glad you finally got some beach time in this summer :)
    Yeah I am trying to find a way to live down there and commute back up here to work.  That is my goal.

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  • That would be awesome! You are half way there as much as you've been down there this summer. Get a place with a spare room. We'll split an egg and keep it down there to make it official.

  • I work that market all the time.  The best down there is Salt Lick.  Go to the orignial one.  20$ all you can eat.  BYOB. 

    I promise you will enjoy.

    Thanks,

    TarHeelBBQ


    It's a good one for sure.

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 13,590

    Have not made Franklins in Austin but 100% report it is out of this world good. Don't  forget Iron Works (good lunch) and Green Mesquite, both good. But I am told not as good as Franklins.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 584
    edited July 2012

     

    Don't forget about Smitty's (the orginal Kreutz before the old man died and the kids split the 2 businesses. No Christmas cards between those 2 :)

    I don't like either of their briskets. they cook them in 4 hours at like 400 degrees. TO me, they are sausage and rib places but tons of fun to get there

    Blacks is good but can be wildly inconsistent. They do have the best brisket in Lockhart though. Now that we have Franklin BBQ and J. Mueller's here in Austin, my trips to Lockhart are pretty much over unless I'm just driving through. Both of them are better than anything in Lockhart


    I've been to both Franklin and J Mueller and their brisket is amazing. In fact, I bought a couple of lbs to bring back to Houston on the July 4th weekend for a big feast with family and friends :)>-  Have heard about Snow's but I heard they ran out their meat pretty quick around 11 or so. In fact, a friend of mine went there and they ran out of meat when he got there around 11:30.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • Have not made Franklins in Austin but 100% report it is out of this world good. Don't  forget Iron Works (good lunch) and Green Mesquite, both good. But I am told not as good as Franklins.

    come on up- I owe you lunch anyway. Franklin runs circles around those 2 places. J Mueller's is a close 2nd, then Salt Lick, the everybody else



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