Sunday, December 13, 2015

Not Exactly Fine Dining

But good eats for sure. We couldn't come to Texas and not eat barbecue. This is where we learned it was more than just dry, overcooked ribs. Smoked beef brisket is delicious.

So, today we drove to the barbecue capital of Texas--Lockhart. We had read about two of the leading BBQ restaurants there, Black's and Kreuz Market. We decided to try Kreuz and we loved it.
To have barbecue, you have to have lots of mesquite wood. And did they ever.
This sign explains their philosophy.
You walk in and first go to the meat counter. The menu is right on the wall.
Here is how they serve the food.

That's right, to be an authentic BBQ restaurant, they have to offer plain white bread with the meat. Here is a view of one of the dining rooms. Notice especially the roll of paper towels on each table.

This is what it looked like when we added sides of beans and German potatoes.

After we had each consumed 1/2 pound of brisket, we were on our way. Usually, I prefer chopped brisket with sauce, but this meat was so tender and so full of flavor, I didn't need either. Because you eat with your hands, each dining room has a sink where you can wash your hands before you leave.


  1. When the food is RIGHT it is fine dining in my life.

  2. That's what you call downhome dining. Have to give it a try if we get to that area.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. I'm eating a bowel of oatmeal as I read this,thinking
    Geez that sounds really good. Even for breakfast.☺