A handbook for barbecue lovers, the Barbecue Lover’s Guide
is not a critique with stars, forks, or dollar signs. This is a guide
to help you navigate your way through the passionate culture
of barbecue in Central Texas. The state is known as both a
Western state and a Southern state. Texas cattle country makes
us a barbecue beef state, but we have our share of barbecue
pork and everything in between. The guide starts in Austin,
helping you locate the trailers, sheds, shacks, and various other
joints, and takes you all the way to the small towns out yonder.
The truth is that Austin and the small towns in a 30-mile radius
offer a vast selection of options. Some are famous and some
should be. Unafraid to pass over the most humble of shacks, this
guide gives you a real taste of Texas barbecue.