Of all the barbecue in Austin - how does one choose?
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue made the cut for lunch one hot and sticky afternoon, it's upscale as far as BBQ joints go, located in a trendy warehouse space with exposed weathered brick and beams and comfy olive leather booths. My fancy plate of BBQ features brown sugar and coffee rubbed brisket and maple and coriander encrusted pork ribs, with classic supporting acts - tangy slaw and warm collard greens. I sipped on a lovely cocktail called Gin Tucker made with raspberry, Earl Gray and Gruet sparkling. The Bloody Marys in abundance were also fantastic. And last but certainly not least, the baked mac and cheese is out.of.this.world, a must order for the table.
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
401 West 2nd St.
Austin, Texas 78701