Last year we did a group BBQ trip to Lockhart. We went to Kreuz Market, Smitty's Market, and Black's Barbecue. Most of the group was gassed after the first two stops. I could have probably gone to a fourth. This year I wanted to go somewhere people could pace themselves better. Elgin came to mind with their two joints, Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse and Southside Market & Barbeque. I had never been to either so it was the ideal trip. We left Round Rock for Elgin before 11 am so we could beat the lunch crowd. The drive to Elgin was not bad at all. I have not taken 290 in that direction ever. I normally take 71 or 183 when I am headed towards Houston.
I thought Meyer's was so-so. Everyone on the trip shared similar opinions. I should have also tried some of jalapeño and cheese sausage. They are only served on the weekends. The beef sausage was the winner here. Meyer's also has a meat market on site. Our next stop was Southside Market & Barbeque. Grade: C
Until next time, happy smoking...
Address: 188 Hwy 290, Elgin, TX 78621
Phone: (512) 281-3331