Opie's -Spicewood, Tx
Our trip to Central Texas would have been amiss if we hadn't made the trip out to Hill Country. Once you are about 30 minutes west of Austin you are in the "boonies", but that said you will see some of the most hauntingly stark and beautiful landscape I have ever had the privilege to see. From Austin we headed west on Texas-71and it took us about 90 minutes to get to Spicewood.
My son and I got to Opie's right at noon and we dove into a big helping of Brisket, Ribs and Sausage. The brisket had a great dark bark and a subtle smokey edge. The pork ribs we had were as good as anything we had on this trip-well rendered with just a hint of texture left-almost perfect. The sausage was a course grind mix that was hot, juicy and mouthwateringly good.
BBQ Trinity of Brisket, Sausage and Pork Ribs
If you are headed that way you best keep your eyes peeled because Spicewood is pretty much a gas station and this killer BBQ joint.
Hill Country is a beautiful place to travel through and you could do much worse than to have Opie's picked out as a lunch stop.