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Old 11-04-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Default The Salt Lick BBQ - My New Addiction

Finally got a chance to go to The Salt Lick in Driftwood. The directions say to drive 12 miles down FM1826 or until you smell smoke. You could smell the smoke more than a mile before you got there. It was amazing.



The best Pecan Pie I've ever had (and believe me, I've had plenty):




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Old 11-04-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Great pics, but I've never been a huge fan of the Salt Lick. It's certainly good que, but I'd rather go to Lockhart or Taylor if I'm going to be driving a ways.

Oh, and go to Snow's in Lexington at least once before you die - it's worth the trek on a Saturday morning.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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awesome pics..... drool
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Creedmoor, TX
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Milt's Pit BBQ in Kyle is closer, easier to get to, & WAAAAAAY better tasting than Salt Lick ... IMHO
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Old 11-04-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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*sniffle*

Those photos make me weep with joy.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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I have to agree with the others, the Salt Lick is overrated. Nice place, but not that great food.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I like the Salt Lick, I've never had a bad meal there. I get it at the airport, too, and other than the $$$ they charge it's usually very good.

If you want to talk about overrated, Lockhart is it. Sure, the brisket might be a little better to the BBQ purist (depending on the day and location). But other than just trying it for the experience, it's generally not worth it. The drive and putting up with the dive-y locations and limited hours is just not something you want to do regularly.

I always thought if the BBQ was so good in Lockhart, why wouldn't they just open up a trailer or storefront in Austin -- they could truck it up here daily and sell 100X what they sell in Lockhart. I'm guessing, though, that it just wouldn't have the mystique if they sold it here... and wouldn't be much different than what you could get at the SL or Iron Works.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: New York State
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Those pics are amazing.
Barbecue is something NY is definitely missing.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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My husband feels just as you do!
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Milt's Pit BBQ in Kyle is closer, easier to get to, & WAAAAAAY better tasting than Salt Lick ... IMHO
It is not any closer or easier to get to for many of us, unless you live in Creedmore. Plus it is located on the IH-35 freeway frontage road. Not a very pleasant dining experience. I avoid IH-35 whenever possible.

I'd much rather drive to Driftwood, its closer to me, easier to get to for me, and a much nicer trip as well as much nicer dining experience in the rustic country setting.
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