Micklethwait Craft Meats
The cheerful yellow Micklethwait food truck boasts a prime location with a covered seating area in East Austin, just off I-35, where it serves up tasty pork ribs, snappy Tex-Czech sausage, a juicy half chicken, and moist brisket with an impeccable crust. True to its name, the quaint truck gets crafty and has been known to dabble in other meats, such as the delicious pulled lamb. The hulking beef rib will run you $35 a pound. Don’t overlook the scratch-made sides, such as the refreshing lemon poppy slaw and the citrus-beet salad.
Method: Oak; offset smoker
Pitmaster: Ren Garcia, 47; Tom Micklethwait, 43
Pro-tip: Order the Frito pie, which comes generously topped with smoked brisket.
Drinks: No bar
There’s a trailer in East Austin that is creating a new target for what it means to be a complete barbecue joint. Micklethwait Craft Meats not only serves great smoked meats, they also bake their own bread and desserts, all …