Last week I got to spend the week in the great state of Texas. And it's a great place for biking, beer, and barbecue.
I didn't get a chance to do any biking, but I did have plenty of opportunity for beer and barbecue. One of my favorite beers in Shiner Bock, made at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. This is a lager, but it's a bit hard to describe. Just go buy a six-pack and try it. If you don't like it, I'll drink the rest for you.
As far as barbecue goes, I got a chance to go out to one of my favorite spots, The County Line (on the lake) in Austin. Some people have criticized this restaurant as not being "authentic", since they have silverware and plates. Authentic or not, it is mighty tasty. I decided to go out on a limb and get the three meat plate with pork ribs, sausage, and brisket. If you're not familiar with central Texas sausage, this is a smoked sausage that is smoked and cooked on site. Some call it Elgin Hot Sausage after the Southside Market in Elgin, Texas. Tasty, tasty, tasty.