Lockhart is known as the Barbecue Capital Of Texas. It is located in Caldwell County, about 30 minutes from Austin.
We recently visited Lockhart with one place in mind: Black’s Barbeque.
Black’s is the oldest family-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas.
We went with our friends, Jeff and Mindy, who live in downtown Austin.
When you first walk into Black’s you’ll see several vegetables and salads to choose from, but we decided to pass on those.
We were there for the meat!
We ordered Brisket:
A Beef Rib:
And Jalapeno/Cheddar Sausage.
I didn’t even know where to begin!
The brisket, ribs, and sausage were fantastic:
I rarely eat sausage of any kind, but I couldn’t stop eating theirs!
And let me tell you something.
This beef rib:
Was the best beef rib I have ever eaten.
I still dream about it.
After lunch I asked Kent Black for a quick tour of the pits, and he kindly obliged.
Four generations of Black’s are currently involved in the operations of the restaurant.
Here are some of the meats they smoke and offer at Black’s.
Edgar Black’s Homemade Sausage:
Pork Ribs and Loin:
And Prime Rib:
Isn’t this gorgeous!
All of it.
Then I got to see where the magic happens.
And the post oak responsible for it.
One thing is for sure, we’ll go back to Black’s Barbeque every chance we get.
I know there are so many BBQ places in Texas and everyone has their favorite for one reason or another.
My favorite is Black’s Barbeque.
The men and women behind the counter and working the pits were warm and engaging from the second we walked in, until we waddled out with full bellies.
The next time you’re driving through Lockhart, look for this sign.
You’ll not only eat the best barbeque of your life, you’ll also meet a gracious family dedicated to serving their family’s recipes with a huge side of hospitality.
Thank you, Mr. Black . . .
I hope to see you again soon.