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Should you make the trip out to Lockhart for barbecue?

Staff Writer
Austin 360

For years, Central Texas barbecue meant a trip to Lockhart. It’s been a required stop when you have visitors from out of town.

But now, we have so many great barbecue options right here in Austin. Is Lockhart still worth the trip, or is it best left as a trip down memory lane?

Recently, our dining critic Matthew Odam hit all four of the Lockhart barbecue stops — Kreuz Market, Black’s Barbecue, Smitty’s Market and Chisholm Trail B.B.Q. — and tried the brisket at each restaurant.

Go to mystatesman.com to find out what he discovered in this battle of the brisket.