Texas Ranch BBQ
3632 S. Congress, 512/998-2615
Photo by John Anderson
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
Smoked meats – Akaushi brisket, beef cheeks, sausage, and more – come with unconventional barbecue accompaniments like kimchi, beet BBQ sauce, and kale Caesar slaw.
121 Pickle Rd., 512/945-9882
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.
1003 Barton Springs Rd., 512/394-5899