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Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:17 AM


Those of you looking for gifts for residents of barbecue country can stop reading right here. For the rest of you, we offer what, in our experience, is the mail-order barbecue that comes closest to the real thing: Black’s Barbecue of Lockhart, Texas (see the Roadfood.com review). If you’re a veteran of barbecue-by-mail you know that it’s a compromise; the smoked meats are better than anything you can find locally, or turn out of your oven, but they’re really only a shadow of what you can find on-site. Black’s is better than that. If you take a whole Black’s smoked brisket, and heat it low and slow in your oven, your house will smell like a Texas pit, and the beef will be smoky and juicy and full-flavored. Don’t ignore the house-made sausage, either. Even the pork ribs, here in Texas beef country, are good.
 
If you were to order a la carte we’d definitely recommend going with the brisket, but our choice is the package known as Edgar Black’s Favorites: a whole six-pound brisket, a two-pound rack of pork ribs, and four rings each of their regular, jalapeno and cheese, and garlic sausages. The package will cost you $129.99 plus shipping. This is a gift for someone you like very, very much (and who enjoys good Texas barbecue!). 

4 Comments:

It just doesn't get any better than Black's BBQ. Our Number 1 BBQ stop when we get to Texas !
Posted by mayor al on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 4:40 AM


I have never been to Black's, but a dear friend of mine sent me a bunch of their sausage. Divine!
Posted by ann peeples on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 8:46 AM


Didn't know they sold stuff by mail. Maybe I'll order the package for my sister and her hubby to share with their friends.Black's is up the road from me so it's not that big a drive from the Schertz-New Braunfels area to go there
just have to pick a day when I'm not working and go there.
Posted by HollyDolly on Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 2:13 PM


The shipping for regional mail-order food always makes it prohibitive. $ 130 for this? i don't care how good it is. Forget it!
Posted by bigd on Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 7:05 PM

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