Youngs Burritos and BBQ
The Youngs’ creativity with dessert reflects the overarching theme of their joint: they’re not chasing current barbecue trends. They cook in a fashion that’s unique to their situation, and remain true to the locally available mesquite. It might not all be perfect, but their barbecue reflects their place in Texas. You can get Austin-style barbecue in Austin, so it’s nice to find barbecue in San Saba that tastes like the Hill Country.
City: San Saba
Method: Mesquite in an indirect heat pit
Pitmaster: Carl, Lisa, Jeremy, and Colten Young
Tender ribs and Iranian ice cream in the Texas Hill Country.