I hate to be that person always blogging about the food I ate, but I am in the brisket-loving state of Texas for only so long, so this won't go on forever! Plus, after this past weekend I am taking a big long BBQ break because honestly, it is not my favorite food. I like it, but not enough to eat it as often as we have been. I would MUCH rather eat Mexican food every weekend ;)
Ever since we moved here Johns been talking about wanting to go to "The Salt Lick" because he's heard such great things about it, (and seen on food network!) but unfortunately it's almost a three hour drive from where we live. Fortunately, this past Sunday when we were heading back home from Austin, we figured why not take a small detour since we were close (ish) and it would only add about an hour extra to our drive. So we went for it.
The drive was actually really beautiful and scenic! All green, rolling hills and HUGE, HUGE houses to which John kept muttering, "what do you people do?!" Haha. So it wasn't a total waste of an hour at all.
And we about died when we drove past this sign for the "Wizard Academy." Like did a double take and looked at each other like, "did you just read that too?" I did a quick google and apparently it's some kind of business school. That's as far as I read. I was really hoping it was an actual wizard school, haha.
I did call ahead and ask if there was outdoor seating because we had our dog with us, and they said that no there wasn't any "open" on Sundays. So I'm not sure what this huge open field of picnic tables was for. (see in the very back? there's like knocked over baby chairs. almost creepy..like middle-of-nowhere-scary-movie-creepy.) I'm pretty sure that we could have just went down out there with our food..because we were quick, but I am not a rule breaker ;) So we decided to just eat in the back of the truck, while T. baby boy stayed in the cool car.
We got there right when they opened for the day so it was all but empty inside when we stopped in to use the ATM, because of course, cash only. (always when you don't have any right?)
Yes, that is almost 3 lbs of meat. I told John to just order whatever as long as he got a pint of coleslaw and a coke for me. (he is the bbq lover if you haven't guessed. also, is it bbq or barbecue??)
Not sure there's a way to make tinfoil pouches of meat look pretty, but there it is! John wasted NO time (as usual) and inhaled this food. He even got a stomach ache from eating too fast, haha. (+ the heat probably)
And no, we did not eat it all. We actually had it for dinner that night, and then again the next night.
But bbq lover or not, it was sure delicious. My favorite part is trying all the different sauces when we go somewhere new. It kind of fascinates me. And the whole "feel" of the place was really unique and felt like a real "authentic" joint. (how bad am I at describing this haha?) I'm sure it would have been a whole different experience had we had more time. And in the 40 minutes or so that we were there, it got crazy busy. I can only imagine how fun it would be on a Saturday night. Also it was "BYOB" and we saw people literally carrying in large coolers with them. I thought that was funny. And apparently there's also a winery next door, so that confuses me a little. Do they mean "bring your own beer or anything except for wine because we sell it?" I have no idea. I know it would help if I would just google these kinds of questions so I can write more "informatively", but I actually prefer to just write these little recaps from my own knowledge and perspective, wrong or right. Because I am not an expert on everywhere I go ;) And I like my world better when I don't understand everything, haha.
Ok so that's it, promise! No more food posts for a while. (unless it's really, really good Mexican food...)