Lockhart is the barbecue capital of Texas according to the state’s legislature, and for good reason. The town of only about 13,000 people boasts a staggering number of barbecue offerings, creating daily what can only be a record breaking amount of brisket per capita. It was a must-visit city during The Meat Show's tour through Texas; in celebration of Barbecue Week, host and professional carnivore Nick Solares visited Lockhart’s most historic smoked meat haven: Black’s Barbecue.
Black’s opened in 1932, making it the oldest family-run barbecue restaurant in all of Texas. Today, the original location (Black's has since expanded to Austin as well) is run by Kent and Barrett Black, third- and fourth-generation pitmasters respectively. Watch the video above for a look at the venue and one of their most impressive menu items: a dinosaur beef short rib that's nothing short of shocking in size.