1700 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, 78702, 512/412-5588
Hours: Thu.-Sun., 9am-2pm (or sold out)
The Kerlins are newbies, but have made a strong showing right off the bat: They use sweet-smelling pecan wood and crank out pork ribs and sausage to die for.
The Lazarus of barbecue is back at the chopping block, serving brisket, beef and pork ribs, turkey, and sausage. Start thinking about your sides – they include baked squash (yep); rich, creamy beans; and chunky, yet smooth mustard potato salad. The sauce is perfect.
2500 E. Sixth
This trailer consistently delivers meats that are worthy of being considered among the best in the city right now. The sides are pretty darn good, too.
1906 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/605-9696