2010 Readers Poll: Barbecue
Winner: The Salt Lick
Runners-up: Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q, County Line
Honorable Mention: Lamberts, Iron Works BBQ, Ruby's BBQ
Okay, I've got a few "Are. You. Kidding. Me?" reactions to this. Anyone know what all was considered "Austin" for purposes of the voting? Clearly, the poll wasn't just on BBQ joints in Austin proper, b/c The Salt Lick was picked. In a couple of the categories for "Critics Picks," joints in Lexington and Lockhart were chosen. Could you vote on places that far from Austin in the readers poll? Were Lockhart, Taylor, Spicewood, Elgin, Luling and other places within an hour fair game? Anyway, what say you? How did the Chronicle's readers do on this?