Al, I’m with you about those beef ribs from Louis Mueller’s. I’m crazy for their brisket but their beef ribs are better there than anywhere else, inmo.
FWIW – I have been to most of the places on the site.
I agree with the others who have posted about some of the omissions.
How can you leave out Kruez when you visit Lockhart?
I have not visited Muellers, but there are so many good things that have been said about them – especially by Michael Stern – you have to wonder.
How about adding Cooper’s in Llano to the trail?
We tried a thick slice of Prime Rib (boneless) during our last visit to Kreuz. While ok, I prefer Brisket with more, much more, flavor. In the Beef catagory I must say I like Louis Mueller’s BEEF RIBS over the sliced brisket. Those big bones were absolutely wonderfull. We have been lucky to find good and very good Pork Ribs at many of the Texas BBQ locations.
Here is the Prime Rib from Kreuz…along with other samples of Brisket and Pork!
Louis Mueller’s provides my all time favorite…BEEF RIBS!! shown here with a couple of Pork Ribs, Onion Slice, Slaw, and Sauce!! Great Texas BBQ!
I imagine the web site was developed by the companies in it, not by some outside source, and maybe Mueller’s didn’t want to join & pay. Just guessing[;)][8D]
That could very well be the case. The bizarre omission of both Mueller’s and Kreuz shows that something ain’t quite kosher.
On top of that, the site offers nothing that hasn’t been said thousands, if not millions of times, so it’s totally irrelevant as far as I’m concerned.
plb, get the sausage at Smitty’s!!! [:p][:p]
Kurt, I LOVE your humor! [:D][;)][:o)]
As to rating the places…I’m of the opinion that brisket is good for sandwiches and use in other dishes but is not very good eaten plain. The exception to that on this last trip was Smitty’s which was cooked to a point of falling apart. That may or may not be good or proper texas brisket but it had more flavor and was enjoyable all by itself. I can’t say that for any of the other 4 places we tried.
Every time I have brisket I get the feeling the meat was pulled about an hour or two before it was really "right". I’ve always wanted to like brisket but apart from Smitty’s, unfortunately it’s just lunch meat to me. I do enjoy a brisket sandwich though and the brisket I brought home from Kreuz and Blacks is serving us well on some yeast rolls dressed with dill chips, onions, bbq sauce, and a little mustard.
On the other hand, the ribs at kreuz and pshoepfs(sp?) were excellent as were the porkchops..Blacks were to salty. Sausage was greasy and not as heavily seasoned as I like sausage.. at all locations I tried.
So, then, you’re OK with images of porn now being posted on the site?
(And BTW, said image is upside-down. Or, IS it? [}:)][:o)][;)])
Only been to 2 of the 8, including my fav Southside. By coincidence I am passing through Lockhart tomorrow and am planning to check out both Black’s and Smitty’s.
I-95. After my 1:58 PM cocktails, I can see you pic very clearly.
Paul E. Smith
Oh man, you are right about those "cake shows". Same with most of the so called Food Network, "food competitions".
The Travel Channel has a weekly show called "Food Paradise" They featured Kreuz’ place last week. Go to http://www.travelchannel.com and you can see all the episodes of the shows they’ve done. Personally, I like their format better than Food Network. If I never see another"Cake Show" on FN I’d be happy.
I’m mad for the beans at Smitty’s. But, for me, Louis Mueller’s for brisket.
Kreuz for the brisket and Smittys for the sausage.
I have done most of the places on the list and some or hit or miss.
Best sausage I ever had was with RickF, The Mayor, Bushie and others at Smitty’s. I never care for sausage until then.
I have been to Kreuz several times and it always had good brisket.
Paul E. Smith
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