Monthly Archives: May 2010

BBQ Around Central TX

Here’s a short list of Texas BBQ places that I have already experienced or plan to soon ;~)

I’m also working on my list of Tex-Mex / Mexican Places Around Central TX.

– manzoor


The Salt Lick – Round Rock, TX

  • Location – North (Round Rock, TX)
  • Cuisine – BBQ
  • Cost – $+
  • Hours –
  • Rate – 6
The Pit
Salt Lick Beef Brisket Untitled Beef Ribs Plate

The food is quite similar but the experience is not :o( Maybe it’s the fact that

  • you don’t necessarily have to drive 40minutes to get there
  • you don’t walk as wide a parking area
  • you didn’t have to make sure to have “cash” on you

whatever it is, somehow the “experience” is somewhat less.

Walton’s Fancy & Staple

  • Location – Downtown (on 6th St bet’n Nueces & Rio Grande), across from Katz’s Deli
  • Cuisine – Deli, Bakery
  • Cost – $+
  • Hours – M-F 7am – 8pm, Sat 8am – 8pm, Sun 9am – 5pm
  • Rate – 7+

It’s a great place for some coffee and a pastry. It’s fine for lunch, but there are sooooo many other options in the area that I have not been able to try lunch there – yet.


– manzoor


Maggiano’s Little Italy

  • Location – North
  • Cuisine – Italian
  • Cost – $$
  • Hours – 7am – 11pm (everyday)
  • Rate – 7


Fried Calamari Shrimp & Crab Pasta Salmon

Went to Maggiano’s for the first time on Mother’s Day ’10. We saw the place open up a few weeks ago and had meant to come by sometime soon. But this was not a planned visit. We were at the Domain for some Frozen Yogurt @ Yogurt Planet around 5:30 and then decided to find out if they’d be able to take us in (considering that it was Mother’s Day and there were a small line, I expected that most people had reservations). There was about a 2 hour wait – luckily we didn’t want to start before 7:30 anyway ;~)

Putting our name down we went out again and walked around a bit. Came back just before 7:20 and they were able to sit us down.

It’s a realy nice place – with a very New York feel to it.

– manzoor