Dining del Lago

Lakeside Dining 2000: Many Restaurants, Not Much Water

Buster's Bar B Que

303 RR 620 N., 266-3926

Tue-Thu, 11:30am-7pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30-8pm; Sun, 11:30am-3pm

How well we remembered the mouth-watering pork specialties that come from Buster's pit. Owners Tim Cook and Joe Britt smoke Texas-style brisket and Elgin hot sausage, but their real specialty is smoked pork: dry-rubbed pork chops, pork shoulder stuffed with garlic or garlic and jalapeño, and Carolina-style pulled pork sandwiches. The first time we passed the Buster's small limestone building, the "closed" sign was in the window and the parking lot was empty. Twenty minutes later, we returned to find the parking lot full of working men's pickups and the dining room full. Folks in this area are mighty fond of Buster's meats (available by the sandwich, plate, or pound) and traditional sides. They also know to come early, because when the daily supply of meat's gone, pit masters Tim and Joe lock the door and pop a cold one. Go early, go hungry, get some pork to take home.

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