Hello all! We are so happy to have Spring officially here. We both were on spring break with our families last week….and both happened to go to Texas. We will be sharing individual full family trip details soon, but took an opportunity to meet up with each other at Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Texas. We were excited to meet at this well-known restaurant to sample some of Texas’s most famous BBQ and it was conveniently a spot in between both of our vacation destinations (San Antonio and Austin).
I hadn’t been here in 15 years, and this was Stephanie’s first time. The venue was so much bigger than I had remembered. There are several out buildings to the main restaurant including a winery and vineyards and an event space. The grounds are huge and have numerous areas to play and explore. We were really lucky that the day we went was not very crowded as we have heard stories of several hour-long waits.
My family of five and my sister, brother-in-law, niece and mother were running a little late for our lunch so Steph and her family headed to the winery on the property and had a tasting….not a shabby 11:30 start to a spring break Thursday! They bought a bottle of the Barbeque White to drink with lunch. We came stocked with a cooler filled with beers as Salt Lick is a BYOB kind of joint. We were seated inside the restaurant in a great room that had a lot of windows and light. There was a threat of rain (which never came), so we were unable to sit outside.
Salt Lick offers both family style all you can eat meals and plated food. Hunter happily chose the all you can eat as did most of the kids. (FYI….it was the same price for kids all you can eat as a regular plate). The rest of our crew enjoyed various plates of meats such as pork ribs, sausage and beef brisket, which you could choose from three different ways. They had two yummy sauces to choose from, the regular sauce and a spicy version. The spicy version was a favorite for the adults. These were all served with a vinegar based German potato salad, cole slaw and beans. We also had plates of bread, pickles and onions on the table. The food was great, even for these Kansas City style BBQ fans.
When we could eat no more, we traveled outside to one of the darling patio settings. We grabbed a second bottle of Barbeque White and watched the men in our crew play bocce ball. The girls all played on the playground and watched a band set up that started playing later in the afternoon. Stephanie and her family had to head back to their hotel, but we stayed awhile and listened to blue grass style band to continue to enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting.
Just writing this post makes us want to go back again. The place began to fill up as the afternoon went on, but there are so many beautiful spaces on the property that it never felt crowded. Our tip… go on an afternoon when it is less busy and enjoy yourself for several hours. The place is expansive with so many areas to explore…it is definitely worth trying if you are in the area.
Until next time….