Austin Eats – The Salt Lick

October 19, 2008 at 3:52 pm 1 comment

There are few BBQ joints in the Austin area that conjure up the same down-home goodness nostalgia as The Salt Lick. I don’t really know the history of this place, but I’m sure it’s chalk full of good ole boy grandeur. All I know is that we don’t go there that often because it’s kind of out of the way (all the way out in Dripping Springs) and that you can smell the famous meat pit from miles away.

Meat lovers beware…once you walk in you have reached your true mekkah! As my fair one has once proclaimed about a previous BBQ post, the sheer amount of meat and smokiness is pornographic and almost wrong :-)

My bro and his fiance are in the beginning stages of building a home in Dripping Springs (so lucky them, The Salt Lick will be a regular hangout for them). While we were out as a fam scoping out their lot and model homes we decided to take Alex here for the first time.

He loved it and dubbed it his fav BBQ restaurant thus far…I’m sure he’ll sample many others down the road. The sauce is a little different than most in Texas as it’s mustard based with more honey than usual…the outcome is a sweet and tangy loveliness that one can’t help but smother their ribs and brisket in. The cole slaw and potato salad are also like none I’ve ever had…no mayo here folks. Their secret recipe is vinegar based with plenty of sesame seeds scattered throughout!

This last trip we didn’t have room for dessert (their cobblers are amazing) and I’ve heard that their cream pies don’t disappoint either. But no fear, I’ve already made somebody promise me that they’d share some delectable desserts with me on our next go round!

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  • 1. Alec  |  October 19, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Oh snap. You know I’ll be all over that peach cobbler like white on rice.

    That picture looks positively Medieval… deliciously Medieval. Graaaah… can’t wait!

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