The first category of Man Up's Best of 2008 is Best Service. As will be the case for the awards for Best Atmosphere and Best Overall, the award for Best Service was decided by tallying the scores for the top 3 choices from each of the 9 people who attended at least 3 Man-Up outings. 3 points for 1st-place votes; 2 points for 2nd-place votes; and 1 point for 3rd-place votes.
Without further ado, the award for Best Service in 2008 goes to Black's Barbecue in Lockhart, Texas. We had great service during many of our visits, but the personal tour from Kent Black made our trip to Black's stand out above the rest. The top 3 vote getters are as follows:
1. Black's Barbecue (Lockhart, Texas): 20 points (six 1st-place votes; one 2nd-place vote)
2. Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor, Texas): 9 points (one 1st-place vote; two 2nd-place votes; two 3rd-place votes)
3. Snow's BBQ (Lexington, Texas): 8 points (four 2nd-place votes)