Today, I'll be making the 383-mile drive from Abilene, Texas, to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Knocked out 4 hours of the trip yesterday and, naturally, stopped at Mills County BBQ Company in Goldthwaite. Stocked up on pork ribs, turkey, ham, and sausage; and great to see proprietor Chris Paskett, as always. Pics forthcoming. I've said it before, but if you haven't been to MCBC, you should make the trip. I don't know how many times I've stopped in (more than 5, less than 10), but not once have I had a dry bite - of anything. Flavor is always on target. As a group, their meats can hang with anyone's.
Anyway, it's my first time on this road. First time in NM. And the farthest West I've been in Texas. Making the return trip on Monday via same route, so I've got a couple of chances to have BBQ along this path unknown. Anyone have any recommendations? Here are some the towns I'll pass thru: Sweetwater, Snyder, Post, Tahoka, Brownfield, Tokio, & Plains. Would love to hear your suggestions via comment or email.