Hope you guys all had a great Thanksgiving and even tried some or all of my recipes. Myself, herself and head da ball headed to Texasland to see the in-laws (or out-laws depending on who you ask). It was defo a wam-bam visit but we managed to eat some good southern chow while there. Apart from the usual Mexican fare with the freshly made tortillas, which is an great site to see, I was fixin’ for some real authentic Texas BBQ. (As you can see I picked up some slang while I was there–when in Rome an’ all.) We were brought to a very famous eatery by my father-in-law called The Salt Lick. Some of you Texas folk might know of this place. We got there around 1pm on Sat and the place was jointed. The restaurant was full with, no shit, at least 150 people waiting outside. They even had some honky tonk musicians to keep us entertained while waiting. The place is located in the middle of nowhere but as soon as you drove in you could smell the smoking. They don’t sell beer but encourage you to bring a cooler of said alcoholic beverage (I really enjoyed that Shiner beer) and being a guest of the state of Texas I didn’t want to offend!
You pay just $18.95 for ALL YOU CAN EAT and boy did I.
Potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw, slow cooked brisket, ribs, sausages & habanero sauce…mmm mmmm (just look at Ross’s face below!)…and don’t forget all topped of nicely with 1 or 2 (dozen) beers.
Now, you don’t always associate bbq food with healthy, especially the sides but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when neither the potato salad nor the coleslaw were covered in mayo.
This was defo the highlight of my 3 day excursion for sure, well food-wise anyway. As for nightlife, besides the stellar live music, you’d be hard pressed to beat the craic on 6th street in Austin.
The Irishmen likey!