Summer time means road trips especially around the Texas Hill Country. Beefcake’s favorite BBQ spots of all time is Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Tx. Lockhart has long time been known as the BBQ capital.
We favor Kreuz Market because they are bold enough to serve their meat almost naked, no sauce with just a rub. It’s heaven when there’s nothing in between you and a perfect prime rib. Texans have an unrivalled talent for smoking and slow roasting meats, there’s no need to hide it if it’s done right.
Not only do they not have barbecue sauce, they are no forks, no plates and up until recently no credit cards - no kidding.
Patrons line up to order their meat by the pound in the barbecue pit room. Our favorites are the beef brisket, ribs, pork and a link or two of the jalapeno sausages all made in-house. The order is chopped and weighed and placed on butcher’s paper.
The same lady who has served us every time we’ve visited since 2000 is still there. She passes us four extra sheets of butcher’s paper a.k.a our plates and some pieces of white bread.
From there, we move to the dining hall where we pick our fixings like sauerkraut, fresh whole avocado, German potato salad and drinks. The mess hall is filled with long tables, each with a a generous supply of paper towels in anticipation of what’s to come.
The meal is a carnivorous binge and the kids are tickled pink to eat with their fingers. The sausages are a tad spicy but as four year Lollo puts it with tears in his eyes, “So spicy but so good.”
If you’re not fortunate enough to get the chance to visit the mothership of barbecue in Lockhart Texas, there is a Dallas outpost in Oak Cliff called Lockhart Smokehouse.
Click here for more info on Kreuz Market.
Till our next Happy Meal!
ITTY BITTY INFO:
- Food: Best Texas BBQ!
- Ambiance: Big red casual barnhouse
- Service: Warm and friendly
- Kid Friendliness:
- Itty Bitty Foodies Tip: Our kids love eating with their fingers
- Parent Foodies Tip: Try and make a side trip if you’re traveling through Texas Hill country! You won’t regret it.