What's in a name? When it comes to The Green Mesquite BBQ & More, pretty much everything. As one of its gift-shop T-shirts will tell you, the restaurant has been "horrifying vegetarians since 1988," and that enduring success can largely be attributed to what's inside the barbecue pit: log after log of green mesquite wood.
Owner Tom Davis opts for that particular fresh-cut variety because of its slow-burning property, and because it gives meat a bold and smoky
flavor. Davis and his team cook everything from beef and pork to chicken and turkey over the wood. They also make their own barbecue sauce and a signature rub for their baby back ribs, which Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives host Guy Fieri called "awesome."
It's not just the smoked meats that distinguish Green Mesquite's three Austin-area locations. It's also that the restaurants
double as venues for live music?specifically of the bluegrass and country variety.
Treat yourself to tasty, homemade barbecue at Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse in Round Rock.
Healthy food is in, as it should be, come here for a tasty, low-fat and gluten-free bite.
Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
You can also serve food from Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Cheap meals don't have to lack flavor as shown by the innovative dishes coming out of Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse's kitchen.
If the Aue family didn’t put Texas on the map, they at least made it tastier. Max Aue founded the town of Leon Springs, Texas in the 1800s. Years later, his son Rudolph founded Rudy’s, a country store and barbecue joint that eventually spawned more than 30 outposts throughout Texas and the American Southwest. Each one of them possesses a 100% oak-fired BBQ pit that slow cooks tender slabs of meat, adding a smoky flavor and tender texture to every bite. St. Louis pork ribs, lean and moist brisket, and jalapeño sausages are a few examples of the succulent morsels that emerge from the wood-fired pits straight to the plate. Classic sides such as potato salad and corn on the cop prove delicious accomplices, while banana pudding and peach cobbler grant every meal with a sweet and satisfying coda.
Fill up on fare from Texas Traditional Bar-B-Q in Manor and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Got kids? No problem at Texas Traditional Bar-B-Q! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Texas Traditional Bar-B-Q.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Texas Traditional Bar-B-Q is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Texas Traditional Bar-B-Q.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q in Cedar Park and embrace the mess.
Looking for low-fat, gluten-free meal options? Look no further at Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q.
At Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q as well.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Smokey Mo's Bar-B-Q, too — meals there usually cost less than $15.
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Burnet County Bar Bq in Burnet.
The menu at Burnet County Bar Bq is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Burnet County Bar Bq for a group meal.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Burnet County Bar Bq cater for you.
Don't spend time searching for parking — visitors are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
You can eat for next to nothing at Burnet County Bar Bq, where a typical meal will cost you less than $15.