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"Fun Things To Do Before We Leave Austin" - Salt Lick BBQ

October 21st, 2008 at 03:51 pm

Today DH & I went to The Salt Lick BBQ for lunch. It's an Austin classic. Not only was it fun, it was yum-yum-yum. I wish I could describe the pit where they barbeque the meat ... But trust me, it's really cool.

They served very generous plates full of meat (DH had ribs; I had a combo of brisket, rib, and sausage), potato salad, coleslaw, beans (hate to be picky but this was the only item that didn't really taste very good ... too salty), bread, pickles, and onions. I brought half of mine home, so I'm getting 2 meals out of it.

Poor DH was so delighted with the delicious taste that he started gobbling his food too fast and had polished off his whole plate before realizing how full he was getting ... He started complaining on the car ride home about being too full! Funny since initially he wasn't 100% sold on the idea of going ... His reservations disappeared as soon as he took the first bite.

Plates were $9.95 each; with tax & tip we spent $25. Absolutely worth it! It was a great outing. With the exception of the free breakfast at Ikea, this was my first time out to eat in about 6-7 weeks, so I think that added to the pleasure.

On a side note, I am deleting the Bat Flight at Congress Ave Bridge from my list of things to do. Bats are a big part of life here in Austin (they help control the mosquito population), and the bridge bat flight looks really cool. But I found a grove of trees near where I live where several times I was able to watch bats taking flight at sunset (right after birds flew in to roost ... it was like they were trading places), and I saw several bats when I went on the cavern tour. While that's not the same as seeing the big bat flight, I'm satisfied that I've had enough "Austin bat experience" and I can save the expense of driving to and parking downtown without feeling like I'm missing out.

4 Responses to “"Fun Things To Do Before We Leave Austin" - Salt Lick BBQ”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Sounds neat!

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    Wow, the BBQ and the bat flight both sound really cool!

  3. boomeyers Says:

    That is a lot of food for the price! Now you made me hungry!! Smile

  4. terri77 Says:

    I think that was a restaurant featured on one of Rachael Ray's Food Network shows.

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