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Eating Your Way Through a Texas Barbecue Road Trip Equals Winning Big!

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Those gourmets who seek to combine culinary joy with driving new Texas terrain should get excited – we’re talking about a barbecue road trip! Taking Lone Star State staycations to another level (sublime happiness), this trip combines eating your favorite foods with exploring new Texas places. It’s sure to be one for the record books, which equals “winning!”

1. Black’s Barbecue, Lockhart

Eating Your Way Through a Texas Barbecue Road Trip Equals ‘Winning’

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Situated in the “Barbecue Capital of Texas,” this one is a must-have on your Texas barbecue road trip list. Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart lives up to all the heritage and hype, serving brisket and ribs in juicy, slow-cooked style since 1932.

2. City Market, Luling

Eating Your Way Through a Texas Barbecue Road Trip Equals ‘Winning’

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For some truly authentic barbecue, place an order in the smoker room of City Market in Luling. Their meat is slow-cooked and nothing but tender. This unassuming place has been on the radar of many a barbecue fan for some time now.

3. The Salt Lick, Driftwood

Eating Your Way Through a Texas Barbecue Road Trip Equals ‘Winning’

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You can’t have a Texas barbecue road trip without stopping at the famous Salt Lick in Driftwood. Their rustic atmosphere, combined with their delicious product (and great live music), make for one awesome dining experience.

4. Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ, Llano

Eating Your Way Through a Texas Barbecue Road Trip Equals ‘Winning’

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Since these are in no particular order, we can’t necessarily say we’re saving the best for last, but Cooper’s holds this fine position on our Texas barbecue road trip list. This family-owned operation is home to the “Big Chop,” and they’re dedicated to offering some of the tenderest and tastiest barbecue to be found in the Texas Hill Country.