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A group from the office recently ventured 70 miles North East of San Antonio to Lockhart to eat the legendary BBQ at Smitty’s Market and to take in the unique atmosphere and intoxicating smoke. In this part of Texas BBQ joints make up part of the vernacular trinity of community buildings, the other two being dancehalls and icehouses. These buildings speak to their individual community’s values, traditions, and history in a unique and authentic way that the areas churches and courthouses do not. As for the food the pork ribs and the pork chops were universally recommended by our group. Smitty’s Market is located at 208 S Commerce St Lockhart, TX 78644. For amazing photos of Texas BBQ joints (including Smitty’s) see Wyatt McSpadden’s book: Texas BBQ.