After putting in some years working the pits at the family's renowned Lockhart temple, brothers Mike and Mark Black struck out to make their mark in Austin. The chopped beef sandwich is perfectly satisfying – piled with tender, flavorful meat that was not too fatty and plenty of pickles. Other standouts: The pork ribs impress, as does the lean brisket.
Terry Black's isn't quite ready for the big leagues
Virginia B. Wood, 2014-08-28
The place to bring your deer to have it properly dressed, and while you're at it, pick up some genuine, top-drawer beef jerky. Retail sales of all cuts of beef.
1800 S. Congress, 512/445-6611
Frankie Hoch started with a modified propane tank welded onto a trailer. Now he and his partners are mopping meat for Travis County barbecue fans, who say it's all good.
603 W. Live Oak, 512/264-1744
The meats are the reason to come here, and they are spectacular. Mueller's father and grandfather built their reputations on dry-rubbed brisket and house-made sausage. While this brisket is truly fine, as is the sausage, the star on the menu is the beef short rib.
1502 S. First, 512/229-7366