Last weekend I spent 4 days traipsing around Austin, TX for SXSW. It was a magical experience, where awesome technology, smart people, and great food intersected.
I was determined to get shove some great Texan BBQ into my mouth before leaving, and my friend Betsey was willing to oblige me with a visit to one of her favorite spots, Green Mesquite.
As far as I’m concerned, when you’re down south, cheap BBQ wins. The above plate was about 10 bucks. Ribs, brisket, and a quarter chicken (yes, it’s hidden under the mound of meat), accompanied by two sides. Pair with a Lone Star beer, and you’re all set.
The ribs were perfect, the brisket was delightfully fatty, but the chicken was a bit dry. The only place I’ve found that BBQ’s a mean chicken is Blue smoke. I guess that’s why frying is the way to go.
By the way, order the wings as well.