Bbq Sausage wrap from smokey mos in Austin - I think this is a Texas thing - sausage link wrapped in a flour tortilla
Salt Lick BBQ family style! This BBQ joint has been on so many travel shows I’ve lost count. Family style includes all you can eat sausage, pork ribs, and brisket. Also sides like home baked bread, cole slaw and potato salad which are seemingly devoid of mayo.
Salt lick sauce is very sweet and teriyaki based and comes in hot and mild varieties. You can find the sauce bottled in stores around the Austin area and in the airport
Apparently the guy from Smokey Mo’s was involved in the founding of Rudy’s BBQ, which explains why the sauce and brisket from both places taste exactly the same to me.
According to the rumor, Mo and Rudy had a falling out reminiscent of the one in the new movie ‘The Social Network’ and Mo happened to be Eduardo, the pratical one let behind by another’s grand vision.
Smokey Mo’s is pretty good and right next to my office… I usually just get a sandwich w/ cole slaw…. it’s $6.50 or so for that and a drink. I like that you can get pickled jalapeños in the condiment bar.
Salt Lick BBQ with some friends from out of town.
You go to the Salt lick for the experience… not necessarily the food, but the food is pretty darn good. It’s BYOB, so bring a cooler - the waits are long so get there before 11 for lunch, and before 6 for dinner to avoid crowds… they do have a very nice waiting area complete with live music though, so if you aren’t in a rush, it’s not so bad.
The sauce is the star at the Salt Lick - It’s very unique in that it tastes like a creamy teriyaki sauce with vinegar. The teriyaki flavor most likely comes from the fact that one of the original founders of the restaurant was a Japanese woman from Hawaii.
Fusion food in one an old Texas institution… who knew?
For more on the history of the Salt Lick, follow this link: http://www.saltlickbbq.com/about_history.html