Sunday, May 13, 2012


Before a Charlie Robison show in Luckenbach I hadn't eaten barbecue in several hours, and a sign next to the small concession stand read "Pulled Pork". A sandwich came dressed with slaw, sauce, pickles, onions and of course the pork.

Even better, they had fresh spiral sliced potatoes to dunk in the hot fryer. A shaker of spicy salt amped them up. These were some great potatoes that were delivered quickly after I ordered them even though they were fried to order. This would not happen at the ballpark. Real smoked pork probably wouldn't either. A small barrel smoker sat behind the concession stand, and I could honestly taste some smokiness in the moist meat, which I really expected to be dry given the usual concession expectations.

The show wasn't bad either. Charlie rocked the house, and after a half dozen longnecks I needed another sandwich. Too bad they'd already closed up for the night since the second one would have surely been even better in my altered state. So, if you're headed to Luckenbach on an empty stomach, fear not as the nice German lady behind the counter will fix you up with some pretty good smoked pork. Just don't forget the fried potatoes.

- BBQ Snob

1 comment:

David said...

Floore Country Store in Helotes has decent BBQ as well (weekends only). I stopped in one Friday afternoon to purchase some music tickets, and was overwhelmed by the smell coming from the smoker that was churning out front. I couldn't resist, so I ordered a sliced brisket sandwich. What I received was honest to goodness smoked brisket on a delicious toasted bun. I've been back several times since just to satisfy a craving amid the BBQ desert of West San Antonio.


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.