The original Salt Lick open pit BBQ
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Salt Lick
I read a lot of blogs, and specifically a lot of RV blogs written by fulltimers. One thing that always comes up eventually is Texas BBQ. We have now been to a couple of BBQ places in Texas. Tonight we visited The Salt Lick in Driftwood, TX....kind of a suburb of Austin on the southwest side. This is one of several locations in the Austin area. The one we visited is the original store of this small chain. This is a no nonsense place......cash only, BYOB (bring your own booze) and 4 menu items.......BBQ beef, sausage, pork ribs, and turkey with sides of coleslaw, potato salad, and bread. I can tell you from personal experience, they are ALL good! The service at this place is lightning fast......we had 7 in our party and had our food within 5 minutes after we ordered. It's the first time I've ever eaten at a place that allowed you to bring your own booze, which in my case was Dos Equis.
I plan to sample a lot more Texas BBQ in the coming weeks, and will be sure to give you a report.
Earlier in the day Elaine and I got out the trikes and did an 8 mile ride along the shores of Lake Travis. ALL of the roads in the area are up and down. Where we are staying is one of the high elevation points on the lake, so all roads are downhill from the property we are staying at, which means the end of our ride is/was uphill. That being said, 8 miles felt closer to 20 with the big climbs at the end. After our ride we did some grocery shopping to restock our fridge. We'll be leaving Austin on Sunday.
After we returned from The Salt Lick we did a video chat using Google+ with our daughter Kate and her daughter Charlie. It is so cool to use this technology to see our kids as we talk with them. We've been able to use SKYPE and Google+ many times over the past 10 days to visit with our loved ones, and we are so grateful to have access to it.
That's it for today......thanks for stopping by!