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Austin has some killer barbecue joints- from Franklin to John Meuller Meat Co. to Rudy's, it's hard to go wrong. We checked out Lambert's Downtown Barbecue this week and although it's a bit "fancier" than some of the other spots in town, it did not disappoint.
Rudy's is still my favorite (food comes fast, brisket melts in your mouth), but Lambert's was a great option for a fun night out. This 2nd Street spot has all the trappings of a hip downtown restaurant, but still serves up some incredible smoked meats. We tried the brisket and the short rib, and both were fall-apart tender.
The craft cocktails were fantastic, and we started with an achiote seared chickpea appetizer that was out-of-this-world unique. It was the perfect manly-yet-upscale venue to celebrate Neal's birthday, and if you happen to be around town, I highly recommend stopping in.
Can't make it to Austin? I haven't found the secret to their oak-smoked brisket, but here's the recipe for the Achiote Seared Chickpeas with Goat Cheese. Yum!