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la Barbecue

la Barbecue
1906 E Cesar Chavez
Austin TX 78702
512-605-9696
http://www.labarbecue.com/
Arguably the best barbecue in Austin. However here at Astute, we typically do not post "food truck" entries as they tend to be more transient establishments and do not fit the needs of our normal traveling audience. My guess is that you will forgive us for this once you bite into your first succulent Texas Style BBQ rib or brisket. John Lewis honed his craft along side the legendary BBQ Mueller siblings. As is standard in the food truck world, all seating is outdoor on picnic tables.
From the Blog

Austin Day Trip - New Braunfels/Gruene

New Braunfels/Gruene Why Go: Central Texas was settled by German settlers back in the mid 1800's. New Braunfels and Gruene, Texas have roots in this historic migration, but these towns have grown into key tourist destinations because of their history, character and water. Both have the Comal River running through it just below Canyon Lake Dam. The Comal River provides great rafting/tubing, a hill country attraction in the hot Texas sun. Of course, there are plenty of other attractions in both to ...

Austin Day Trip - Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Why Go: Experience the unique Texas German flavor visiting the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) which is full of boutiques, antiques, restaurants, bakeries and generation-old peach orchards. In the middle of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg boasts one of the largest viniculture areas in the US, with more than 10 wineries in the region.What you can do: Fredericksburg has an abundance of boutiques and specialty shops lining its main streets. Visit Enchanted Rock State Natu ...

Austin Day Trip - San Antonio

San Antonio Why Go: San Antonio is only 78 miles from Austin and is one of Texas' main tourist destinations. It's home to The Alamo, the River Walk, Spanish, Mexican, Texas history, amusement parks and more. A gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is an intersection of culture. You can sense this by the food, architecture and activities. Go for the day and choose a few of the many attractions.What you can do: The Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk are San Antonio's downtown main attra ...
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