Best BBQ on 290: City Meat Market, Giddings, TX

Posting hastily this morning from the road. Currently in Houston to speak at a wine event last night and meetings this morning but here are some images from my new fav bbq joint, where I stopped for lunch yesterday: City Meat Market in Giddings, TX (Giddings is a small town on highway 290 that leads from Austin eastward). I haven’t tried every place on 290 yet but so far this is the best.

BrooklynGuy would love this place. It’s the real deal. You’re served your meal on butcher paper (it’s also a butcher) and everything else is served in styrofoam.

What are old bottles of Gallo cooking vermouth good for? Yes, you guessed it: homemade hot sauce. I asked the owner how he likes to use the sauce: “I just pour it on a piece of bread and eat it,” he said. I tried it and it was great.

I’m glad I didn’t step in it! Locally produced spicy seasonings and rubs.

Highly recommended.

On deck for tomorrow: a new Barbaresco cru? I finally got to the bottom of the Vicenziana designation…

5 Responses to Best BBQ on 290: City Meat Market, Giddings, TX

  1. Those “special” seasonings just made me spit coffee onto my keyboard. Must order for The German Professor immediately….

  2. brooklynguy says:

    i want that BBQ sausage right this minute.

  3. Hey, thanks for stopping in to try our BBQ, and for your great post! You did a great job with the pictures
    and we really enjoyed the readers’ responses. Glad to see “Eating for Beginners” got a laugh out of the “special” seasonings! :) Y’all come back now…

  4. We just ate there and it is truly awesome!

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