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la Barbecue

1906 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, 78702, 512/605-9696
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 11am-sold out

Kenny Pailes

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.
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John Mueller Meat Co.

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.

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Kerlin BBQ

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.

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