The key word for the meats at Schmidt Family is moist, followed by the word tender. Expect no glazes, just smoke and spice. The original sausage is distinguished by a beefy flavor accented with pepper, garlic, and cayenne.
Buster's meats are smoked over green pecan wood in a custom-made smoker, East Texas style. Try the Garlic Bomb: a pork shoulder studded throughout with garlic cloves prior to smoking.
2125 Lohmans Crossing Rd., 512/263-2340
Always known for its view of the sunset over Lake Travis, this place has become an entertainment complex, offering art, souvenirs, and live music, as always. Enjoy The Oasis, Soleil Lake Travis, or Uncle Billy's Brew & Que, they're all right there.
6550 Comanche Trail
Good-quality smoked meats are available by the pound, along with all the white bread, pickles, onions, and peppers you need.
2451 Capital of TX Hwy. S., 512/329-5554