My friends Olga and David once took us to a real Texas Barbecue place outside Austin. Fascinating. Delicious.
Calvin Trillin, one of my favorite food writers, has a new article about a place near Austin in the current New Yorker: The best Texas BBQ in the world.
I haven't read any food articles by Calvin Trillin recently. This one isn't quite as amusing as his classic stuff from 20 or 30 years ago, but it's pretty good and I definitely recommend it.
I'm putting in my photo from Texas, taken in 2005. I think this place was much more formal than the one described in the article. I don't recall its name. [Update -- it seems to be the Salt Lick and is in Dripping Springs. Thanks, Ellen!]