Smoke is mysterious, fire is uncertain, and pit men are expensive. So the mystery, uncertainty, and expense of taking the chance to make great barbecue is being replaced by the quantifiable methods of always making pretty good 'cue.

— Jim Shahin

Austin Chronicle

Smoke Daddy's Review of LCs Bar-B-Q

Joint: 

Good joint. My favorites were the brisket, beans, sauce, and atmosphere.

MAIN FARE:LCs Brisket and Burnt Ends

  • Brisket - Sliced thick, just for us. Has  some of the bark still attached (good). Tender, moist, and pulls apart easily. The  rub compliments the meat. Very good.
  • S. Ribs - Chewy on both the exteriorr and interior. Good smoke.
  • L. Ribs - Less of a chewy layer. Simple rub with little or no spice.
  • Burnt Ends  - Very chewy... let me try another. "Crunchewy".
  • Sausage - Sliced lengthwise and quartered... then panfried.  Very coarse grind, but somewhat salty. Virtually no casing... good spice on finish.
  • Pork - Good moisture and fat content, even though sliced paper thin. Nicely done.

OTHER FARE:

LCs Ribs and Sausage

  • Sauce - Good tomato/vinegar balance, with subtle heat that grows with you. Good spices, but not overwhelming.  Nice, if maybe a little salty (celery salt, of course).
  • Beans  - Medium-thick consisteny. Good balance of sweet and spicy, with heat on finish.  Very meaty and good!
  • Potato Salad - Whipped/Mashed style, with big chunks-o-tater.
  • Slaw - Creamy style, with some vinegar.

ATMOSPHERE:

  • We parked near the woodpileLCs Pit
  • Bars on windows indicates a rough neighborhood
  • Police officer picking up a to-go order is a good sign
  • Roll-naps on the tables
  • Decor: Dead animals on the wall, and a photo of Aerosmith eatin' LC's ribs
  • Pit behind counter with initials 'LC' welded onto door
  • He slices the meat as we order it

LC's Bar-B-Q on Urbanspoon

Main Fare: 
7
Other Fare: 
8
Atmosphere: 
8

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