La Barbecue is my number one barbecue joint in Austin for their fall-off-the-bone dinosaur-sized beef ribs.
J. Leonardi’s is a food trailer on the Eastside that serves Texas barbecue by the pound, barbecue sandwiches and sides.
Franklin might just be the single best expression of traditional Texas BBQ in Austin. Classic style with all the staples.
While this joint may be a new name here in the local BBQ scene, they’re no rookies to Q. Their smoked beef cheeks sourced from 44 Farms are inexplicably mind-bending.
Infusing Tex Mex and Mexican ingredients, techniques, and flavors into their menu isn’t some marketing stunt, it’s simply the way they do things.
When first-comers to Austin ask me where they should get bbq – I like recommending Salt Lick for the ultimate meat experience. Look at that pit!