Business deals are often closed and social engagements made at a barbecue stand
—Texas, A Guide To the Lone Star State (WPA, 1940)
Home to no less than four barbecue restaurants - Kreuz, Smitty’s, Black’s, and Chisholm Trail - that collectively serve an estimated quarter million carnivores a year, Lockhart is the proud BBQ Capital of Texas. Evidence of the town’s culinary specialty is everywhere, from entire lots filled with wood for the smokers to the mouth-watering aroma in the air. Even drivers speeding by on the highway can’t miss the many signs attempting to lure travelers into one restaurant or another.