As you drive along Highway 2, and see the old school buses sitting near the reptile zoo, take the time to stop and visit Old School BBQ. (open Thursday through Sunday)
I've eaten BBQ all over the US, and having lived in Texas, I learned how to smoke brisket from a true Texan, so of course, I had to try the brisket sandwich here. No filler, just piles of thick cut brisket, heavy on the smoke ring and just the right amount of bark, layered with sauce. YUM! While waiting for our food, we got to enjoy some great conversation with the owners and let that good mesquite smoke start us drooling.
The baked beans are absolutely homemade and just what you would expect for real Texas pintos and the macaroni salad (while I like mine sweeter) is also true to the Texas style, full of dill and sour creaminess. I regret not trying a chunk of the cornbread but we'll be back because this is the real deal!
Take the time to stop and enjoy a bite, it's well worth the trip or the detour before heading up Steven's Pass, or on your way home.
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