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There’s a new barbecue joint in town, and it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump (or perhaps a shirtless unicycle ride, if you’re like most of our locals) from Barton Springs and Town Lake. Please welcome Terry Black’s.
This Austin location hails from famed Black’s in Lockhart (and I would like to mention that if you haven’t heard of Lockhart, we need to seriously school you in Texas Barbecue 101).
They have a huge buffet-style spread of sides, plenty of space indoors and out, and of course: Tasty, smoked meats.
I’m not gonna lie, my favorite feature of this place is the abundance of Texas wine available. I know, I know, you should drink beer with barbecue, and they have that as well, but major props to them for having my beverage of choice. Next time you’re hungry after a drip in the springs, or after a relaxing walk over the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge, head here, and give them a try.
We made a quick stop in to Terry Black’s to try Austin’s most talked about, new barbecue stand. The weather was nice, and their patio offered plenty of seating with a beautiful view of the Long Center.
It was late in the afternoon, but we still managed to grab some of their last brisket. Given that I can’t have beer lately (blame it on the low-carb diet), I was happy to see wine offered by both the bottle and half-bottle ($12-$18). There were no lines, despite the restaurant being moderately busy.
We thought what we had was above-average, and even better when you factor in that there wasn’t a 2 hour wait, or a 3 hour drive to acquire it. I should also mention that given you don’t have to jump through hoops to get their food, it’s not necessarily an insane, melt-in-your-mouth, Franklin-esque experience. It’s still good though, and definitely worth a try on a lazy Saturday afternoon after a dip in Barton Springs.
|Moist Brisket, Sausage, and Peppers|