We had no idea what to expect when we pulled into the largely deserted parking lot under an overpass for Kreuz, but sure are glad we made the stop.
I had originally read reviews of how great Kreuz was, and probably even worth the drive from Austin, but largely forgot about it until we accidentally came across it when driving from Shiner to Austin. We were lucky enough to be driving by at lunch time and decided to make the stop.
Upon entering, we were at first confused as it appeared to be a huge wood paneled room with nothing in it, then realized we had to go into the smoke room to order out meat, then a separate room for sides, drinks, and bread to make a sandwich. After we figured this out and spent 10 minutes deciding how many pounds of meat we'd need for 2 sandwiches, we stepped up to the smoke pit and ordered. After originally being intimidated, the women at the pit were very friendly and helpful. They gave us instructions for the rest of our order.
This place is definitely not geared toward tourists as there seems to be a lot of in-knowledge required and not much info, but once we figured it out, it was great.
The food came out very affordable and the brisket was incredible. Of course it was delightfully smokey. The bread they served it with was also nice and fluffy and the onions and pickles on the side were incredible. Do not even think of asking for bbq sauce as it is considered an insult to hide the flavor of the meat here. The german potato salad and baked beans were also delightful and went very well with the brisket.
So glad we stopped and worked through figuring out what to do.
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