At this point, Austin Barbecue is a proper noun. And with a proper list showing how great we have it, is Mike Sutter, aka Fed Man Walking, with his Austin BBQ Top 10. It’s my guide throughout the year for in-town BBQ.
The one spoiler I’ll give is for #7 Micklethwait Craft Meats, which I (finally) got to try this past weekend. Holy hell. Two meats is enough for a few meals with the slabs of brisket and generous kielbasa they piled on the plate. Don’t pass on the jalapeno cheese grits (#5 on Sutter’s list of Austin BBQ sides) or the Homemade Moon Pie (#1 on the desserts)