Chopped Brisket Sandwich at The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que

Where: Driftwood, Texas

The Story: You haven't seen authentic Texas pit barbecue until you've grazed the interior of The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que in Driftwood, Texas. They have a blazing fire pit from which the smoke of dense oak wood planks rises to flavor some of the Lone Star State's best offerings. Namely pork ribs, sausage and the Texas Hill Country specialty, beef brisket, arrive tenderly and easy-to-wedge into sandwiches (a la the above). The place is so popular that real-life Texas Rangers -- no, not Chuck Norris -- direct traffic in the parking lot.

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