2008 Audi R8: Meat My Road Trip Mustache
June 19, 2008
Hot Rod Jim was a nice find, but up the road in Lockhart is heaven. Gastrointestinal heaven. Bring on the meat, we've landed in BBQ nirvana.
First stop Kreuz (pronounced "Krites") Market, which has been turning out the smoked meats since 1900. Got a quarter pound of brisket and a hot link, and a drink for like six bucks... And it might be the best thing I've ever eaten in my life.
But up the road like a quarter mile is Smitty's Market. It's actually the original Kreuz Market and is owned by the same family. Seems a family rift among Edgar "Smitty" Schmidt's children back in 1999 sent a few of them up the road to a new building with the Kreuz name, which Edgar bought in 1948.
Whatever. Another round of smoked meat on paper please.
The funniest thing is, besides us having two meat lunches within an hour, is that nobody, and I mean nobody in Lockhart asked us about the car. Oh they looked at it, but like Hot Rod Jim they didn't really care enough to bother asking about it. Seemed odd, but with that much good BBQ around your priorities are sure to skew a little.
Actually my road trip mustache is even funnier than that, but now I have the meat sweats so...
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief @ 8,101 miles