USA Today’s 10 Best website declares that the best bbq brisket sandwich in the Lone Star State comes from Central Texas. But it’s not Franklin Barbecue or La Barbecue at the top of the list, it’s Cooper’s Old-Time Pit Bar-B-Que from Llano. They were that the brisket used for the chopped beef sandwich is “peppery on the outside and juicy on the inside.”
Other Central Texas spots landing in the Top 10 include Hays County Barbeque Restaurant in San Marcos, Salt Lick in Driftwood and Kreuz Market in Lockhart. No Austin restaurants made the list that was short-listed by two USA Today 10 Best editors and finalized in a popular vote by readers.
- Austin360 Dining Guide: The best barbecue in Central Texas
- From the archives (May 2014): The best barbecue in Austin