One of the biggest buzzes in barbecue is that real Hill Country ‘cue has made its way to Dallas. Many mouths began to water when they heard it was associated with the Kruez Market from Lockhart, Tx. Today was my turn to try out the fairly new Lockhart Smokehouse.
First thing that the folks of Dallas are going to have to learn here is that there are no forks, no plates and no barbecue sauce. Get ready to eat with your fingers! The menu is very simple with only 14 items on the menu compiled of Brisket, Chicken, Pork, Sausage and a few standard sides of beans , slaw and potato salad.
With this being new you will expect some delays in the line mainly because people are asking where the plates and silverware are. Once people learn how to order, things should go more quickly. The pork ribs sold out while we were in line so we went with the regular brisket, the shoulder clod and the jalapeno sausage with a side of beans.
Your meal is served on wax paper and you are given two slices of bread and you can grab your sides from a refrigerator or ask for the hot bbq baked beans at the counter.
Both the brisket and shoulder clod were tender and delicious and there was no need for sauce. There is shaker of seasoned salt at the table if you would like to spice it up a bit. The sausage which is from Kruez Market was a little dry but was still packed with flavor and had a good bite. The beans were terrific; sweet and spicy with a few jalapenos and onions cooked in the mix.
I could have easily taken on a whole pound of the brisket, it was that good compared to other local barbecue.
Do your stomach a favor and make the trip to Oak Cliff and see how you think this compares to any other ‘que you have had locally. I know I will be making many return trips and I just might see you there.
Lockhart is open Every Day, 11:00AM and close when they sell out