Detour: central Texas


Pictured:  a quarter-pound of everything on the menu at City Market in Luling, TX, a temple to classic Texas barbecue.  From top to bottom:  beef brisket, pork ribs, and a beef sausage link.

The photo says it all; but  it doesn’t carry the mouthwatering aroma of hardwood smoke and charred meat that permeates the place.  City Market’s brick cooking pits are built into the establishment’s back corner, housed in a (slightly) smokeproof enclosure.  Patrons line up outside the inner sanctum, patiently waiting to file inside, take a deep breath, and receive a butcher-paper-wrapped bundle and stack of sliced white bread.  Too bad that computer screens aren’t scratch-n-sniff…

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