The plan for the day was to go to Dallas and do a little shopping and then hit Pecan Lodge. I knew we needed to be to Pecan Lodge early but a slight time management miscalculation put us there about 30 minutes after they opened for lunch, on a Friday, and the line was about two blocks down the street already.
So I pulled up the Texas Monthly BBQ app on my phone and found the next nearest Texas Monthly Top 50 Q-raunt to us and hoped for the best.
When we got to Lockhart Smokehouse I could see that they were pretty busy but the wait was short enough to handle. So we got in line and started putting together plans for our order.
For those of you not familar with Lockhart, or Central Texas, style BBQ. You don't order dinners with sides like we do here in Oklahoma. You pick your sides and then you order your meat by the pound.
I was there for the meat so I told my wife and mother-in-outlaw to pick the sides they wanted to buy and I would buy all the meat.
Lockhart Smokehouse has apparently figured out how to do it right because this was some really good chicken. Moist. smoky, and delicious.
Regardless it is, in my opinion, worth finding. Especially if you don't want to make the drive all the way to Central, Texas to eat this style of Q.