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La Barbecue

While some spend their Saturday mornings seeking the must indulgent brunch, others line up at this barbecue trailer on the feeder road of I-35. The crowd is monumental on UT game days, but if you get there 30 minutes to an hour before La B opens, at 11, you’ll find a veritable bucket of gold at the end of the rainbow. Brisket is clearly the champion, boasting a thick, peppery, smoky crust and artfully balancing the crucial meat-to-fat ratio. The brontosaurus-size beef ribs and the thick cuts of pork ribs take second place, glorious though they are. Smoked sausage comes crumbling from its casing, and can be a tad spicy, but the pulled pork shoulder sandwich with pickled red onions won’t put anybody off.

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Beer

Price: $$

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Address: 1906 E. Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX, 78702

Hours: L Wed–Sun.

Phone: 512-605-9696

Website: labarbecue.com/

Last updated: October 6, 2015