How bout that Texas BBQ?

by Gavan on November 30, 2009

The Salt Lick Texas BBQ The Salt Lick Texas BBQ

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.

The Salt Lick Texas BBQ The Salt Lick Texas BBQ The Salt Lick Texas BBQ

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!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Susieqhw December 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm

makes me hungry just looking at it..!

Ro December 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm

I’m from Texas and I have to tell you I’ve not found any place here in California that knows what REAL BBQ is. Too bad because it’s sooooo good as you found out.


MB December 1, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Ohhhhh man! I can just SMELL the bbq smoke on those ribs!! Mmmmmm! Lip-smackin’ good!! So glad you guys had a great time here in Texas….so sorry you don’t get this yummy type bbq out there in CA!!

Gavan Murphy aka the H.I. January 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

You’re right Ro. The Texas bbq is awesome, some great eatin’. I’ve been back since and had some in Stubbs in Austin. Brilliant.

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