Texas has literally hundreds of BBQ joints located across the state, so picking which specific locations to spotlight was tricky. For this trip, we mapped out a route that focuses on a section of the state that is easily covered in three delicious days and features some of Texas' most highly rated BBQ. Our itinerary will take us to San Antonio hot spot 2M Smokehouse; the legendary Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor; a day in East Texas to visit Bodacious Bar-B-Q in Longview and Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler; and finally to Austin to visit Micklethwait Craft Meats and la Barbecue. We've even worked in a pit stop at Slovacek's Bakery in the tiny town of West, Texas for the very best Czech kolaches we've ever tasted! The following trip preview video should definitely get your mouth watering!
Be sure to follow The Weekend Gourmet team on Instagram (weekendgourmet) and Twitter (@TheWeekendGourm) to follow our Texas BBQ adventure in real time. We'll share pictures and video of the best food we sample at all six of our featured BBQ joints...along with each restaurant's unique atmosphere...to ensure you receive a true feel for the authentic Texas BBQ experience!
Disclosure: The BBQ joints being featured in our social media shares this weekend, as well as the resulting feature article, are hosting us for tastings to facilitate inclusion. As always, all opinions shared are honest and reflect the views of The Weekend Gourmet team.