Monday, January 18, 2010

Lockhart BBQ Challenge

Smitty's Market (left) versus Kreuz Market (right). The battle has already been waged between family members providing this town of less than 12,000 with more than their fair share of great BBQ. Now the Travel Channel is coming to town to film a new series, and they're hosting a genuine throw down between the two storied joints. This is the announcement form the producers of the show.

"There is a great new Travel Channel series being shot in Lockhart, Texas this coming Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - January 20 - 22, 2010. Two great Texas BBQ joints, Kreuz Market & Smitty's Market will be featured on the show, so please come out to Lockhart Texas and participate in the Travel Channel's new food series about BBQ. Here's are all the particulars:

A new series will be airing this Spring on the Travel Channel. Our host is visiting cities around the country learning about their iconic food dishes. Next up on our food journey: Texas BBQ. If you’re a regular customer to Kreuz’s Market we want you there January 20th, between 11-2pm. If you prefer to dine at Smitty’s, then stop by between 11-2pm on January 21th. No matter which side off the fence you may fall, we want you all together at Field Stables on January 22nd at 12:15!"

Smitty’s Market
208 South Commerce Street
Lockhart, TX 78644-2737
(512) 398-9344

Kreuz Market Inc
619 North Colorado Street
Lockhart, TX 78644-2110
(512) 398-2361

Fields Stables
112 North Main Street, Lockhart, TX 78644
All fans should arrive at 12:15

To read a few more details, check out the article in the Lockhart Post Register. I wish I could make it.

- BBQ Snob


Jared said...

Wow, thanks for the heads up! I am going to try and make it on Friday.

Anonymous said...

...was just at Kreuz on Monday and Smitty's on Tuesday...glad to miss this madness. Perhaps unlike some, I don't welcome this.


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.