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  • Published on Feb 17, 2016

    Any Texan would argue that everything is better in Texas, especially the food. Portions are bigger, flavors and richer, and traditions are longstanding. No surprise then that Texas would be among the top places in the country to find exquisite barbecue. Texas even hosts an annual barbecue festival at the Houston Rodeo, complete with cook-off’s, contests and more! So if you have a hankering for some high quality barbecue, head down to Texas and visit any of these top BBQ joints!

     

    Franklin Barbecue, Austin, TX

    Tip: Get there early and bring lawn chairs and snacks, you will have to wait in a very long line.

    Known for its infamous, down-the-block line, Franklin Barbecue is more than worth the wait. Franklin Barbecue is opened 6 days a week for just a few hours-- from 11:00 until they sell out. And that’s all it takes to keep this empire afloat! There’s a reason this establishment has been featured in virtually every big name published magazine you can imagine.

     

    La Barbecue, Austin, TX

    Tip: Have one person save seats while the other person orders! Divide and conquer!

    The portion sizes and slices of meat at La Barbecue are out of this world! Talk about getting the best bang for your buck, you will not leave feeling hungry. This BBQ truck is a hidden gem in Austin. Located in the Aztec food park on the Austin east side, visitors should expect to see a manageable line. Grab a picnic table and enjoy the Austin ambiance as you overlook the skyline and take in the aromas of the smoke pit.

     

    Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue, Wolfforth, TX

    Tip: Go for the ribs, you won’t regret it!

    One of the best things about Evie Mae’s is the price. You will get high quality BBQ without spending an arm and a leg. Located just off Highway 82 in Wolfforth, this is yet another joint that opens at 11:00 and closes once they sell out. And in the event that you find yourself craving a little something sweet after you finish your BBQ, grab any of Evie Mae’s tantalizing desserts (the chocolate pecan pie, or the caramel cheesecake)!

     

    Smoke Shack BBQ, San Antonio, TX

    Tip: The Smoke Shack Mac is a must have. You will have dreams about it.

    Mississippi natives Chris and Kate Conger sold BBQ exclusively out of a food truck for 4 years before opening Smoke Shack BBQ. Chris Conger worked for an upscale BBQ restaurant in Dallas before finding his passion for the pits. He has since taken his acquired knowledge in the art of BBQ and opened the Smoke Shack store front in the heart of San Antonio. This is one BBQ experience you will not want to miss!

     

    Vitek’s BBQ,  Waco, TX

    Tip: Two Words: Gut Pack. You’re welcome.

    Vitek’s is the pride and joy of Waco Texas. Maybe even more so than the Baylor Bears themselves, Vitek’s is what keeps Waco alive. Their spicy sausage is unbelievable and the sweet potato spud pack will have you driving from the four corners to follow a craving. Their banana pudding is the perfect dish to follow the infamous gut pack. Next time you’re driving south on I35, save some room in your stomach and make plans to pull over in Waco.

     

    Papa Charlie’s Barbecue, Houston, TX

    Tip: The brisket is out of this world!

    Papa Charlie’s has won countless awards for its tasty BBQ dishes.They cater to parties of all sizes, too! What’s better than serving award-winning BBQ at your event? The reviews on this joint are outstanding and people rave about the brisket.  

     

    Smoke, Dallas, TX

    Tip: Go for brunch and get the smoked brisket cornbread hash… you’ll never be the same!

    Smoke is all about employing the community to bring food to the table. This upscale barbecue dining experience blends modern sophistication with nostalgia. Owner Tim Byres wrote the book on barbecue, literally! Not only is the owner a published author on the art of barbecue, but his accolades go on for days. Smoke’s menu will prove his prowess as he creatively infuses barbecue meats into innovative new dishes.You really can’t go wrong with anything on this powerhouse menu.

     

    Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Austin, TX

    Tip: The smoked corn though…

    Because it really wouldn’t be Texas if it didn’t involve some element of Tex Mex cuisine. Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ joint does just that as it fuses traditional BBQ flavors with the Tex Mex flare. The sliced brisket is served with chips and queso as well as homemade flour tortillas. Think your tastebuds can handle that combination?


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    February is RV show month! So while you’re in the area trying out all of these tasty BBQ joints, be sure to check out the Dallas RV Supersale! You will find great deals, new features, and even RV services at affordable prices. This is the show you won’t want to miss!

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