Title: Praise the Lord and Pass the Barbecue Sauce
Comments: The New Zion Missionary Baptist Church's barbecue routinely makes Texas Monthly's list of the top 50 barbecue places in Texas. Brothers, I am here to testify that it is a well-deserved accolade. Those folks know what they were doing. I was inspired to sit right down and write a gospel tune in praise of its many virtues. To wit: "Will the barbecue .... go uneaten? By and by, Lord, by and by ..."
To say that John Fullilove of Smitty's Barbecue in Lockhart knows his way around a barbecue pit is like saying that Michelangelo knew his way around a paint brush. Many think Smitty's is the best in Texas. I, myself, have had more than a few moments of rapture there. Nothing better than ordering a sliced beef sandwich with onions and pickles and a Big Red and wallowing in Texan-ness.