Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Good Eats: Kreuz Market, Lockhart, Texas

Today we visited the last major BBQ place in Lockhart, KreuzMarket. Previously, we had eaten at Black’s, Smitty’s, and Chisholm Trail (in that order).

I gave some background on Kreuz Market in an entry about Smitty's a couple of months ago entitled "Good Eats: Smitty's Meat Market, Lockhart, Texas." The entry explains the family connection between Smitty's and Kreuz Market. Since there is a historical link between the two BBQ markets, we were expecting the food to be similar. However, we really were disappointed with Kreuz Market.

First of all, the quality of the food really wasn’t as good as I had hoped. We ordered ribs, brisket, and jalapeno cheese sausage. The ribs were juicy and good, and I enjoyed them. However, the brisket was disappointing. It was very, very dry, and the flavor did not match that of other local BBQ joints. The sausage was pretty good, and the casing had good snap, but there was absolutely no heat.

Second, we were a bit surprised at the prices. Of all the places we’ve eaten in Lockhart and Luling, this was the most expensive.

The building is huge, but I doubt there are few times when it is full. As we left, we drove by Smitty’s and noticed about twice as many cars in the parking lot there as at Kreuz’s. I guess that says it all. Should we ever return to this area, we will probably limit our dining to Smitty’s and Black’s, both located downtown. Kreuz does have a huge parking lot which would easily accommodate RVs, and that is a plus. It is also located directly on US 183, the main north/south highway through town. But the quality of the food, at least from this single experience of ours, is not enough to bring us back, especially when the price is factored in.

1 comment:

  1. I went to Lockhart with the aim of eating in all four establishments - but alas was full after just Black's and Smitty's! Lightweight! But of the two, Black's was definitely my favourite. Here's my Lockhart barbecue story