From Our Editors
Four Things to Know About La Barbecue
La Barbecue’s growth could be measured in miles. Since opening in 2012, the trailer-based barbecue joint has moved numerous times. Most recently it’s set up shop at the Aztec Food Trailer Park, where it can stay open late to accommodate the swarms of barflies from adjacent watering holes. Read on for more on the pitmasters and the barbecue that fuels them:
- La Barbecue doesn’t close, really… They “sell out.” When a business lists its hours of operation as 11 a.m. to SOLD OUT, then it’s safe to assume that A) their barbecue is in high demand, and B) you should plan to get there earlier than planned.
- They’re cooking your dinner at the break of dawn. Eater Austin pulled up its sleeves and spent a full day amidst La Barbecue’s flames, smokers, and meat. The ribs hit the smoker at 3 a.m. so that they can smoke for six hours before the hungry droves show up.
- They attract long lines. Be prepared. Reports average at about an hour, creating lines exponentially longer than the trailer itself.
- The press loves them. The brisket, sausages, and ribs have inspired lots of spilled ink. Texas Monthly for example, named La Barbecue one of the 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World, and said the beef ribs were “flawless: juicy and smoky, with the richness you’d expect.”