Located about 20 miles outside of Austin in the hill country of Texas...it seems like you are driving out to the middle of nowhere.
I pulled into a huge parking lot where there were hardly any cars...maybe 5:15 is a little too early for dinner? A wafting smell of hickory greets you as you walk into the restaurant...a huge pit with beautiful links of sausage, beef, pork and chicken are smoking their wayto perfection.
The story of how Salt Lick was started by Thurman Roberts is on the back of the menu....hmmmm, I wonder if we are related since my maiden name is Roberts!?!
I place my order and not even 5 minutes goes by before it is placed in front of me. After my first bite, I realized that I have found the best BBQ is Texas. The brisket just melts in your mouth with a delicious smokey flavor...the BBQ sauce, which is a mustard vinegar base sauce with just the right sweetness, is perfection. The edges of the brisket is like carmelized meat candy! I could eat a whole plateful of burnt ends! The sausage is juicy and full of smokey yumminess. The beans are tasty using the bbq sauce as its base. The cole slaw creamy and the potato salad is more like a warm smash potato salad...very different and yummy. The peach cobbler was wonderful way to end the meal.
When I finished, I realized that the restaurant had filled up. There was now a long line to get in. I heard that the wait could be two hours on the weekends...luckily I had arrived at the right time. Would I wait two hours to get into BBQ Heaven!?! You betcha!!!
This is the best BBQ place in all of Texas!