I began my day at Ruta Maya- a coffee house a few miles south of downtown which I visited previously in 2007. I was surprised to find out they did not have muffins or scones- however they did have breakfast tacos and bagels. Although regionally appropriate, I found it disconcerting to order breakfast tacos at a coffee house so I opted for a whole wheat bagel and cream cheese.
After breakfast, I headed back towards downtown, parked my car at a lot next to my motel I stayed at the first night in town. and decided to take a brisk walk downtown.
I did stop to may homeage to this local blues legend.
You got it! The late great Stevie Ray Vaughan
I then crossed the bridge towards downtown
as I looked down towards the river, I could see these folks out having a good time.
Now that looks like fun!
After my quick jaunt around downtown, I headed back to my car to drive 40 minutes to another local legend
Have I reached BBQ Nirvana?
well from the looks of this smoker, I probably have!
What’s interesting about Smitty’s Market is that you order meats on one side- near the smoker and you get your sides in the dining room.
I’ll admit the sides- slaw and pinto beans were ho-hum…
The BBQ was something else- Pure smoked nirvana- the three photos focus on each item- the sausage, the brisket and the incredibly sublime pink prime rib…. I did get a side of white bread, sliced onions, sliced raw jalapenos and pickle……there is nothing finer………
I was completely full when I left but decided to walk around Lockhart’s town square..
I believe this is the county courthouse..
I had plenty of time before I had to head back to my hotel….
I decided to drive another 15 miles south. Although more bbq was simply out of the question….
I just had to go see it…
City Market- in Luling- the other BBQ Shrine..
I walked inside just to see what it looked like- the smell of smoke wafting through the air- there was a huge line of folks waiting to get their meat – unfortunately as good as it smelled, I simply had no appetite left.
I walked around the quaint main street.
This sign looks like it’s been around forever.
This sign caught my attention- the Central Texas Oil Patch Museum. It was blisting hot outside and ,29,698239.001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001001002001001001001001001001002004001001001001001001,33,-1,18.104.22.168
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