Trophies from local Little League teams are usually a sign of quality barbecue, and Zimmerhanzel’s is equipped with both.
Method: Post oak; indirect-heat pit
Pitmaster: Bert Bunte (since 1984)
Pro-tip: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday they offer pork butt, which is tender and yielding.
Only a few folks were eating lunch when we arrived in this small, well-lit room decorated with mounted deer, but since we had seen the massive pits outside and the piles of post oak, we speculated that a good meal was ahead. We were right. The fat on the brisket wasn’t as rendered as it …
December 23, 2008, to February 5, 2009, were the longest six weeks in the history of Smithville, Texas. This setting for the movie “Hope Floats” was full of folks hankering for Zimmerhanzel’s Bar-B-Que, but their purveyors, Bert and Dee Dee Bunte, had called it quits after years of working the pits. After countless kind words of …