Dallas/Fort Worth

Angelo’s:  nothing compares to this mess hall of the finest BBQ in the world!   ($$)

Fearing’s: at the Ritz; cool place; amazing food with an aggressive Southwestern influence ($$$$)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House:  while the other locations suck, the original still rocks; great steaks, amazing hash browns, and the opportunity to buy a drinking license ($$$$)

Mi Cocina: there are a few of these around town and the authentic TexMex is fresh and wonderful! ($$)



Luling City Market: tucked away in a strip mall north of town, this place dishes up some awesome ribs and my favorite Texas BBQ sauce ($$)

Goode Company BBQ: It’s a chain now, but when I went to the original the smoked duck was delicious ($$)


Austin/Hill Country

I’m planning a long weekend of epicurean extremism and this is what is on my radar:

Franklin Barbeque

La Barbeque

John Mueller Meat Co.

Kreuz Market