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 Smitty's in Lockhart TX

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Pool Boy

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Smitty's in Lockhart TX Thu, 09/30/04 9:49 PM (permalink)
I was away on business to Austin a few weeks ago. The company my boss and a coworker went to meet suggested we eat at a place called Smitty's for some proper BBQ.

We bought a whole crap load of meat -- sausage rings, brisket and pork chops and it all got thrown in to the middle of the table on paper. All you had to eat the stuff was a plastic knife and your fingers. HEAVEN!

They have this open fire when you walk in that is just there which is wood burning and the flames and smoke are being sucked in to where all the meat is, verry kewl.

The dining area was quite cafeteria like in setting, and there were sides of jalapenos and avocados and onions and more. With a big vat of iced tea I was very happy. This is true roadfood. I only wish my wife could've been there to enjoy it with me, as she's most definitely my foodie kindred spirit.

highly recommended!

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    RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Fri, 10/1/04 9:16 AM (permalink)
    Smitty's is great. There are4 really great BBQ joints in Lockhart:
    [url='']Kreuz[/url] (my personal favorite)
    [url='']Chisholm Trail[/url]

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      • Location: New York, NY
      RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Mon, 10/4/04 1:55 PM (permalink)
      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!

        Pool Boy

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        RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Tue, 10/5/04 8:31 AM (permalink)
        When I was there, I did see Kreuz's too. Picked up a brochure on the BBQ trail. I'd go back to Smitty's in a heartbeat. Their pork chops rule.

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          RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Wed, 10/6/04 1:13 AM (permalink)
          Smitty's used to be Kreuz Market. They split in a family feud. Kreuz built the big new barn, and the original Kreuz became Smitty's.

          Verysleepy, Got any sisters? I need a girlfriend who loves hitting the road for barbeque.

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            RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Wed, 10/6/04 7:30 AM (permalink)
            rok, at Smitty's you were in one of the most hallowed of Texas BBQ institutions. Black's is my favorite in Lockhart, but I like Kreuz also. I've only been to Smitty's once and they were out of both the pork chops and prime rib, which is what I had my heart set on. Very good brisket and sausage, tho, and I will go back. All three are reviewed on this site.

            Among my retirement options: getting a double wide and setting it down about half-way between Lockhart and Luling .
              Pool Boy

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              RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Wed, 10/6/04 8:44 AM (permalink)
              If I go back to Smitty's ever again, I want to go on a weekend -- early -- to get the pork ribs. They only make the ribs on the weekend. The pork chop was quite extraordinary.

              I heard about the split of the Kreuz family to the extent that one of them demanded, eventually sued for and was awrded by a court exactly one half of the 'original' coals/embers of the initial fires to bring to the new (now Kreuz's??) place -- under police escort supposedly.

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                RE: Smitty's in Lockhart TX Wed, 10/6/04 9:02 PM (permalink)
                Signman, I just feel bad for the boyfriend, as he has to do all the driving. Living in NYC my entire life meant I never learned to drive.

                Does anyone know for sure if Kruez's or Smitty's will ship? Kreuz's website is really basic, so just wondered. I once ordered ribs from Corky's, but it wasn't the same as being there.

                Anyone have any experience with mail order?

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