John Anderson

Schmidt Family Barbecue

Opening day expectations were high for this collaboration by two branches of a Lockhart barbecue royal family, but suburban barbecue lovers didn't quite grasp the country meat market model of "when the meat is gone, we're sold out until tomorrow." After some initial glitches and the addition of another pit, the kinks have largely been worked out, and Schmidt Family Barbecue is on its way to being the equal to its Lockhart brethren. – Wes Marshall

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