12 Spots To Eat And Drink in Austin, Texas

From finger-lickin' Texas BBQ to elegant Japanese farmhouse cuisine and everything in between, here are Austin’s must-eats.

Courtesy La Barbecue
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La Barbecue

Locals line up for this fantastic smoke house, where pit master John Lewis smokes meat in his custom-built, oak-fueled smokers to perfection. If you get to the front of the line in time, order the brisket and the homemade sausage. Don’t be discouraged if he's sold out though—everything from the pulled pork sandwich to the smoked turkey is divine. Even when tacking on sides like the chipotle slaw or buttermilk potato salad, your tab will likely be under $20 per person, unless you brought a true Texas-sized appetite. Be sure to queue up as early as possible, though; La Barbecue opens their doors at 11 a.m. from Wednesday through Sunday and goes til they’re sold out, which usually happens well before 2 p.m. 902 E. Cesar Chavez St.; 512-605-9696; labarbecue.com—KS