BBQ Road Trips (from Austin, TX)

Farm-town barbecue
Speaking of one of a kind, hurry thee to Cele Store in Manor, Texas. Amid gorgeous farmland 21 miles northeast of Austin sits an old general store that serves barbecue for Thursday dinner, Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch. Depending on when you go, you’ll have your choice of some or all of brisket, sausage, and baby back pork ribs. The rest of the week, workers in this German farming community file in after a long day’s work to quench their thirst at the store’s bar. If you recognize the place, it’s because if was featured in the movies Secondhand Lions, A Perfect World, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre I, II, and III. The ambiance alone is worth the trip. If possible, pay a visit on one of the two Friday nights per month when live music is played. After the meal, tables will be moved so you have plenty of room to showcase your moves. Don’t be shy. Show ’em what you’ve got. I did, and they’re still talking about it.

Cele Store
Cele Store


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