We first visited Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Texas in 2008, after Texas Monthly ranked it the #1 barbecue place in Texas. They weren’t wrong. We were wowed, and we’ve been back three times since that first visit.
These photos are from our second trip to Snow’s in 2009. Even though Franklin Barbecue has since surpassed Snow’s in Texas Monthly’s rankings, we still consider Snow’s to be the best brisket in Texas.
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Open only once a week, and then for only the few hours each Saturday until they run out, a visit to Snow’s is both a race against time and a study in the craft of barbecue. Kerry Bexley, Tootsie Tomanetz, and the rest of the staff are masters who have always greeted us with open arms, and graciously posed for photos, and answered our questions.
In other words, if you only visit one Texas barbecue joint, it should be Snow’s.
(The Snow’s segment starts at 2:17)
— Rob Bellinger and Dan Meade
First published: July 14, 2010
Updated: November 3, 2013
Date of Visit: December 12, 2009