In the middle of nowhere (Texas) exists this insanely famous BBQ restaurant called The Salt Lick.
Its location was so random – if you didn’t know about the obscure entrance to turn into (or have a GPS) – you could have kept on driving along the two-way street for ages, not knowing that there was a civilization beyond the trees.
However, once we drove inside, we saw that this patch of land is huge! The restaurant had several cabins/houses where visitors could eat. Additionally, they had special houses & cellars just for wine tasting etc.
Given the amount of people there, I was pleased by the fact that we were seated pretty quickly. Soon, each of us ordered a combo plate of meats!
Usually I like beef ribs (mmm, Pappy’s), but the brisket here definitely won me over. Soft, juicy, and oh-so barbecue saucy…I didn’t know brisket could taste so great!
After lunch, we had more energy to look around the place. It was really nice and well, what you’d expect a ranch to look like.
I most definitely did not grow up on a ranch in the country (I lived the suburban life), so this was pretty new experience for me. Not the first time I’ve been on a farm, but the first time I’ve been on a ranch in Texas!
If you’re ever around Austin and get a chance to eat at Salt Lick, let me know what you think! What are other great BBQ joints you’d recommend?
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