RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX
Last month my boyfriend and I did the Taylor/Lockhart route, and loved every minute of it. (We are bbq denied here in NY)
Kreuz's was my favorite, followed my Louis Mueller in Taylor. When I saw that communal sink in Kreuz's I laughed so hard, but learned to love the Texas style Q, and gleefully ate it with no fork- just the fingers and a small plastic knife. The pork chop was unbelievable. Louis Mueller's style was different- highly peppered and almost as good.
Last weekend we did the Raleigh NC and vincinities bbq route, which I wrote up in another forum on Roadfood. That was quite a trip also, and I won't be able to eat for a week. But it was all worth it!