on May 22, 2001
I originally describled Texas food as being way more diverse than just Tex-Mex and barbeque cusine, but I can't neglect to mention my favorite barbeque restaurant in Austin. The County Line is well known locally for it's great home-style Texas Barbeque and it's not to be missed.
The pork ribs are tender and sweet, the beef brisket is slow smoked to perfection and the sausages are peppery and delicious. All the meals come with sides; homemade potato salad, cole slaw and beans which are all also really great tasting, that is if your stomach has enough room for you to even try them. As the saying goes "Everything is bigger in Texas" and this holds true to the monstrous size of the portions they serve. You can easily split an entree with someone and still be stuffed with food when you leave. Or you can order a meal and bring over half of it home. Yes, I do agree that this is excessive, but this is part of the Texas barbeque experience. If you are either really daring or just plain starving, you can order The Cadillac which is an all-you-can-eat feast.
The decor is very cozy and the atmosphere is homey. The walls are made of stacked logs like a log cabin and there are all sorts of interesting antiques hanging on the walls and ceiling. The restaurant is actually quite large, but you can still usually expect a one-drink wait on an evening. Happy Barbequeing!
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