Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q
2400 North IH-35
Round Rock, Texas 78681
What’s a visit to Texas without digging ones teeth into BBQ? I had the fortunate honor of being taken to one of the founders of Texas BBQ: Rudy’s, not once but twice! If you’re a fan of meat read on, this review contains no mention of anything vegetable!
Rudy’s was established in Sacramento, Texas; with their signature oak smoked meats it wasn’t long before there were Rudy’s springing up everywhere. Of the two restaurants I visited (Round Rock and George Town) they had the same ‘homely’ look and feel, ordering is a relatively simple affair, upon entry get yourself in the queue select your meats: brisket, ribs, links (sausages), chicken and your sides, bread is free flow.
Pork Spare Ribs, Links, Bread and Coleslaw – two huge pork spare ribs, with tubular pork by-products equals heaven, forget about the coleslaw (which I was duly informed tasted deliciously thick and creamy with a little bite) and the bread I was entirely focused on the meat. All lathered in some of Rudy’s in house BBQ and the equation was complete!
Beef Brisket – I have to say it’s not my most favorite part of meat but if you look carefully you can discern the smoke rings that gives the cut its awesome flavor!
St. Louis Styled Pork Ribs – Heaven, that is all I can say, a subset of the ‘spare rib’ these tasty little morsels are fingerfuls of yum again dipped in Rudy’s BBQ sauce
Condiment Heaven – so yes, this is the sauce I have been raving about. Take a look at the list of ingredients and you can see why it tastes soooo good!
So if you’re in Texas and are looking for all things BBQ-ed head on over to a Rudy’s near you! The folks there are mighty friendly and they’ll make sure you’re properly fed!