La Barbecue’s Top 5 for Austin
In the crowded, competitive and often ruthless Texas barbecue scene, La Barbecue sits among the best of the best. Sure it helps that owner LeAnn Mueller hails from barbecue royalty—her grandfather founded Taylor, Texas’ Louie Mueller Barbecue in 1949, a temple of smoked meat that never fails to impress. But what really motivates the loyal customers and tourists to line up before the barbecue sells out is the expertly smoked brisket, beef ribs, sausage and pork (although the free beer while you wait doesn’t hurt). We asked the La Barbecue team to give us a few not-to-miss Austin favorites, from a bike tour for food lovers and Saturday night two-stepping to the best breakfast tacos and Thai food.
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Rocket Electric Bikes has a food and drinks tour that is amazing with an even more amazing woman Leslie Luciano.
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Our favorite food truck and bar just happen to be in the same place: Whisler’s Bar and the spicy and addicting Thai food truck Thai Kun.
Two stepping is one of the many things that we feel needs to be kept as a Saturday night tradition. The White Horse on the East side of 6th Street has fantastic local musicians and two stepping with local Austinites that really know how to move.
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Shangri-La is our favorite dive bar! Cold beer, friendly staff and a great outdoor space. We take our dogs to the bar… don’t judge us!
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Breakfast tacos are mandatory in Austin! El Primo on South 1st Street and Pueblo Viejo on East 6th Street have tacos that will cure any early morning hunger or hangover.