Say the words “sauce” and “barbecue” in Texas and you’re as likely to get into a fist fight as you are to eat lunch. Whether you slurp buckets of the stuff or can’t stand it, here are five outstanding sauces at Texas restaurants.
Mustard-Based at the Salt Lick
The longtime Austin hangout turns out a solid contender for mustard-style sauces.
Original at Stubb’s
The sweet-style barbecue sauce uses a vinegar base.
Espresso at Franklin Barbecue
That’s right, coffee beans make their way onto your barbecue with this dark, flavorful sauce.
Pork Sauce at Freedmen’s
The secret ingredient in the pulled pork at the West campus spot? Fish sauce, mixed with hot sauce and vinegar.