Best Pork Ribs
It took me several visits to discover that the pulled pork and half chicken are fantastic, because the sweet-and-spicy baby backs hooked me my first time.
SPICEWOOD, TEXAS This is one stop weâ€™re really glad we made. Opies Barbecue in Spicewood has been firing up their pits for just a few years now off of Highway 71 between Austin and Marble Falls. If youâ€™re ever going in or out of Austin on 71, we officially request that you make this stop.
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Our pick forÂ Best Overall of 2009, Opie's is definitely worth the drive West on 71 to Spicewood.
On a tasting tour of Texas Hill Country, the Ryder brothers and their wives have a ridiculous amount of fun pairing wine and barbecue (big reds with brisket, RosÃ©s with chicken) and chewing the fat with the regionâ€™ best vintners.
The overall award goes to the joint that stood out above the rest of the 50+ joints we hit up in 2009.
Our first trip of 2010 to Opieâ€™s was one for the record books.
After a few of us took a dip inÂ Hamilton Pool, 12 of us manned up at Opieâ€™s Barbecue, a Man-Up favorite in Spicewood. We were fortunate enough to have co-owner Todd Ashmore hang out with us during the meal. The food and the service from the entire staff were fantastic, as always.
Opie's is a carnivore's dream. A 12-foot-long smoke pit holds pork chops, pork ribs, sausage (regular or jalapeÃ±o), chicken, and brisket. Pick out whatever appeals to you.