One of Texas' multi-generational barbecue families is heading back to their roots, opening a new joint in Lockhart. Terry Black's Barbecue is now cooking at 900 N. Colorado St., in downtown Lockhart. From Terry, Patti, Christina, Mike, and Mark Black, the new outpost will bring brisket, beef ribs, and cold beer back to the family's hometown.
“Lockhart was designated the barbecue capital of Texas by the Texas State legislature, so it’s been a dream to come back home and open a Terry Black’s barbecue location there," said Mike Black in a release. "We're excited to get back to where it all began for our family and give the community some amazing barbecue.”
According to the release, the family's cooking cooking techniques trace back 90 years, and their connection to Lockhart is deeply rooted. Mike and his brother Mark Black opened the first Terry Black's Barbecue in Austin in 2014 before launching a second location in Dallas in 2019.
The new pit is home to six 1,000-gallon offset smokers focusing on the quality of the meats and old-school style of smoking. As at the Austin and Dallas locations, the menu features the classic array of mouthwatering meats by the pound, including options like sliced brisket, beef ribs, turkey, pork ribs, chopped beef, and sausage. Each meat comes either a la carte or as a sandwich, and sides include potato salad, coleslaw, mac-n-cheese, cream corn, beans (pinto and green), and more. Peach cobbler, banana pudding, and pecan pies all vie for attention on the dessert menu.
“I think the thing that really sets our family apart is that we take pride in every product we put out there. We have such a passion for what we do, and it’s exciting to see the Lockhart community welcome us with open arms,” said Mark Black. “You don’t come in here and get a set plate of food. You can order a slice of brisket, a rib, and a sausage link all at once to get a taste of each unique menu item, perfected after several hours of smoking and preparation.”
The new Lockhart location is open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 9 pm.