As a fan of all regional foodways, my uncle suggested we take a drive south to Lockhart, TX for a meal from the historic Kreuz Market. Established in 1900, the unique Texas landmark uses post oak to smoke their meats. Their slogan: "No Barbecue Sauce, No Forks, No Kidding" points to the pride they have for the flavor of the smoke. The interior is a vast barn-like space with a huge line leading to the door. We waited for about 20 minutes to order and another 20 minutes to get drinks. IT WAS WELL WORTH IT! The brisket and sausages were served wrapped in paper alongside a choice of either crackers or white bread.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.