Originally posted by Big Kielbasa
I have to agree with the first poster, Rudy's other then the one in Leon Springs does not pass the test. I wish Doc would visit some of the franchisees and light a fire under them to stick with his original concept.
I've eaten at all the Rudy's in the Austin area (meeting friends who wanted to eat there), and I'm not impressed at all with Rudy's. I live within a mile of the one in Round Rock, and I NEVER eat there.
However, I've heard from a number of people that the one in Leon Springs is really good, and I've never eaten there, but it's still on my list.
I have a friend living in Austin whom I've known since elementary school (in Springfield, MO). He's one of the handful of guys that were my "road trip" buddies when we got old enough to drive. Even back then (high school), we searched for local restaurants instead of eating at McDonald's. We still get together once a month for lunch. Bottom line; I trust him.
About a year or so ago, he took his brother-in-law on a central TX bbq trip. In one day, they ate at Smitty's, Kreuz, and Black's in Lockhart, City Market in Luling, and Rudy's in Leon Springs. He said they both thought Rudy's was the best, which totally surprised me.
I still doubt that,
but I would give the original Rudy's a try.