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A Tasty Texas Hill Country Pit Stop: Blanco’s Old 300 BBQ

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If you are near Blanco and get the hungries for barbecue, pop over to the town square and find your place at Old 300 BBQ, located at 318 4th Street. Open every day at 11 a.m., pride is behind every menu item, and everything is homemade. The beef brisket at Old 300 BBQ is locally raised, grass-fed, and antibiotics-free Akaushi cattle. This is a breed with fat inside the muscle and a unique fatty acid composition, considered an addition to the health benefits of the meat. It is served Friday, Saturday, and Sunday or with 24-hour advance notice. Old 300 also has a private hall and a mobile trailer bringing the good around the Texas Hill Country. Check the schedule online.

A Tasty Texas Hill Country Pit Stop: Blanco's Old 300 BBQ

Photo: Facebook/Julian Gutierrez

Try the Keto Special option Monday through Thursday, the Akaushi beef smoked burgers on Tuesdays, or truly satisfy your hunger and order the Jim Raby quesadilla: a spinach wrap laden with diced chicken and pork, pico de gallo, cheese, chopped BBQ, and a quarter pound of juicy Angus brisket. This appetite-pleaser is grilled and served with a side of BBQ ranch dressing. Burn some calories by dancing to the live music onsite three days a week, then go back for the smoked cheesecake with berry compote.

A Tasty Texas Hill Country Pit Stop: Blanco's Old 300 BBQ

Photo: Facebook/Old 300 BBQ

Be sure to know your Pitmaster! Ladd Pepper, an almost lifelong resident of Blanco and graduate of Texas A&M University, exhibits a true love of pleasing the carnivore palate. He has fed some very famous mouths over the years. Pepper even prepared BBQ in Washington, D.C. during a presidential inauguration. Taste his unique experience via the pit and enjoy the friendly staff and generous atmosphere of this local eatery. Old 300 BBQ dining is a great way to start or end a visit to Blanco! Your tastebuds will thank you.