Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The Salt Lick ...... Mmmmmm!
After a long day of learning all about LBJ, we were in need of some good ol' Texas BBQ. The Salt Lick is a family owned restaurant with 3 locations ... and we were not all that far from the one in Driftwood, TX. Really ... just 45 miles or so ... and in Texas, that is right around the corner.
So, off we drove into the Texas twilight, arriving fashionably early at about 5:30 PM. Lucky for us!! In a very short time, the place was PACKED.
It is very rustic ... family style tables and benches with minimal decor. when we arrived there were only a few folks seated.
About 15 minutes later, the place was jumpin'! It filled up very fast!
This fellow was busy whacking sausages into pieces, slicing brisket and portioning ribs and turkey.
The staff is very accommodating and let you get right on up to the BBQ pit.
Merciful heavens! This is why they are famous all over Texas. Look at those mounds of meat!
The waitress brought out plates of pickes and onions ... slabs of fresh bread ... a big tumbler of Sweet Tea ...
and THEN my heaping plate of Brisket, sausage, ribs, German potato salad, coleslaw and Pinto beans.
Conversation ceased. All attention was focused on alternating one wonderful flavor with another. Smoky, tart, spicy, creamy, crunchy, meaty, juicy, savory ..... sublime.
And then .... there was this.
Homemade Peach Cobbler with a good vanilla ice cream.
I died .... in a good way.
I loved everyone. My world was balanced and there was harmony in my universe.
We managed to walk to the car and drove home in the very dark, very starry night.