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There’s the beef

Cow at HGTV party at South by Southwest Interactive 2012

I went to Austin to attend the South By Southwest Interactive Conference. The goal was to learn about the latest developments in Internet technology and connect with some of the smartest people in the field.

But really, once I got to Texas, all I wanted to do was eat barbecue and see Anthony Bourdain (more on that in a later post).

I love beef brisket. And if you love brisket, Texas is the place to be.

When I got off my plane in Austin, I was greeted by the smell of grilled meat and smoke. It was pervasive. In the airport. I could only imagine what awaited me in Austin restaurants.

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Here’s the beef

Beef sandwich from Hole in the Wall BBQ

In honor of National Brisket Day, I went to Chuck’s Hole in the Wall BBQ to get a beef sandwich and a side of baked beans.

Hole in the Wall BBQ is a sweet little lunchtime spot in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood that delivers an ode to meat every weekday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. True to it’s name, it’s a small space with very limited seating and usually a long line that snakes down a hill. No worries though–service is fast and friendly and allows downtown workers to make the most of their lunch hour.

And the food? I thoroughly agree with the review Rick S. gave on Yelp:

“The brisket is softer than James Taylor, the hot sauce is hotter and sweeter than the opening riff of ‘When Doves Cry,’ and the baked beans are smoky like Robinson.”

Enough said.

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