Lifting Your Mood With Tryptophan-Happy Brisket in Lockhart, Texas
An unassuming brick building in this small town square may house the best brisket you will ever taste. Smack dab next to a gym, and more charming for it, sits Smitty’s Market in Lockhart. From the outside, the scent of woody smoke swirling around entices all who pass by. On the inside, the wood and brick around the pits have smoked through and scorched beautifully. Nothing lacks character. Priced by the pound, order up at the counter where they take your selection straight from the pits, slice it before your eyes, and serve it steaming hot on butcher paper. Rub elbows with your neighbor in the cafeteria-style seating area, and don’t bother eating gingerly; this is food for your mitts.