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The Salt Lick BBQ: Feasting Beyond Family Style in Driftwood

During the nearly biennial trip to Austin with my father and brother, we inevitably sweep the surrounding Hill Country, filling cracks in our barbecue education one pit at a time. We rarely revisit venues,...
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The Salt Lick BBQ: A Smoky 40-Year Family Tradition

My father attended grad school at The University of Texas in the late ’60s, long before urban sprawl began encroaching on the surrounding Hill Country. Every spring, my father, brother and I converge on...
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The Salt Lick BBQ: Overcoming Mother’s Day Mob for ‘Cue

The Salt Lick BBQ has become a Lurie family tradition. My father first ate at the now-legendary Hill Country barbecue establishment while attending grad school at UT in the late ’60s. My father, brother...
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The Salt Lick BBQ: Hill Country ‘Cue with a Side of Nostalgia

My father, brother and I just spent the past three days eating at six of the highest rated barbecue establishments in Central Texas, but we still had one final meat-fueled mission: The Salt Lick...