About a week back as I type this we left Fort Worth and picked up a rental to take us down the highway to Austin. No surprises there really as we have ventured to Austin previously and really enjoy it. But before we got to Austin we had to drive on by to visit a bucket list – the Salt Lick BBQ. This place always rates highly as far as Texas BBQ goes and this visit we made it a priority (well, it was quite easy with a car as we could cruise on past Austin, visit the Salt Lick for a BBQ feast, then back to Austin.
We were not disappointed. It was a stinking hot Texas day but the A/C worked and the BBQ went down well.
Excellent ribs (even better than mine), brisket and sausage. Mmmmmm – BBQ.
So then it was off to the Hotel San Jose on South Congress or SOCO as it is known. Easy walking around and we didn’t need to venture off the strip for a beer, a feed and a taste of boot looking. Even caught a show at the Continental. An excellent little visit to Austin. Followed up in the morning with a walk to see a couple of statues which weren’t there last time I was in Austin – Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan – a couple of legends worth the visit.
No dramas anywhere in Austin – never have been. And no doubt we will find a reason to visit again.