Three years without a taste of authentic Texas barbecue was way too long. But I got my fix, and all’s good again. I had only a few hours downtime in Austin recently and the first thing I did was head to Terry Black’s. Got there at 11 a.m. just before they opened, and there were already 20 people in line. This is genuinely amazing barbecue.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored repeatedly by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and many others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.