Smitty’s Market

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Like so many great Central Texas barbecue spots, you need a car to get to it. With Austin as your base, make the drive out to Lockhart, home to not only Smitty’s, but the legendary Kreuz Market as well. This is German immigrant country, and you’ll spot the sauerkraut and potato salad, as opposed to the usual cole slaw; everything is by-the-pound, but be sure to get the ham on the bone. Note the ancient open pits and live fire wood burning at the side of each one. Warning: your clothes WILL smell like smoke after lunch. Not that that’s a bad thing…

Smitty’s Market

208 S. Commerce St., Lockhart, TX 78644; (512) 398-9344

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