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bsinger's Review of Austins Bar-B-Que | "Show us your pits"

There's not much point in complaining about high-tech barbecue. It serves a purpose, and it's here to stay. And no doubt the quality of it will keep on improving. But as the old barbecue joints slowly disappear, each one that remains becomes a bigger treasure.

— Robb Walsh

The Art of Smoke, originally published in The Houston Press

bsinger's Review of Austins Bar-B-Que

  • Coleslaw: Average. not bad, not great.
  • Sausage: I liked the sausage. Had a very good flavor to it.
  • Brisket: This brisket was great. Great flavor.
  • Beans: I thought they were kinda bland.
  • Potato Salad: German potato salad is good. I love this stuff.
  • Atmosphere: I liked the look of this place right when we drove up. I've never seen a gas station converted into a BBQ joint. Big points for the 'prison like' appearance of the picnic tables surround by a chainlink fence. Too many damn flys gettin in my way!
  • Sauce: Very thick and a little overpowering.
  • Spare Rib: These things were eatin up fast. I thought they were a little tough to eat.
Main Fare: 
7.3
Other Fare: 
5.2
Atmosphere: 
7