What a great experience!! Right when I walked through these sacred doors of BBQ I realized I was somewhere special. As I was waiting in line to get into the separated pit room and order all I could do is take in the smells and visual delicacies that the people who already had their food were showing off. I’m not kidding when I say this but the dining room and pit room were perfect. Take Smitty’s pit room and combine it with Louie Mueller’s dining room and there you have it. Everyone seemed excited to be spending their Saturday night at City Market, and I was about to find out why. I was minutes away from BBQ perfection. I was minutes away from accomplishing what I have been searching for since I was 9 years old. So let’s get to my reviews because I have never written one like this. City Market is like getting a hole in one on a par 4, it is more than one of a kind…….
I couldn’t even give myself a second to sit down after carrying my sausage and ribs back to my table wrapped in butcher table with a simple onion. I took my first bite of the pork rib and the clouds in heaven parted and angels sung. This was it. I’ve been searching for this moment since I was 9 years old in Fort Worth. “The best rib ever? Where is it,” I would ask myself. Well 34 years later and I have found it and City Market in Luling is the answer to my Texas BBQ prayers. These are the holy grail of ribs. Salty & tangy all at the same time, while the tenderness of the meat falls off the bone. Pork ribs are my favorite form of BBQ, and these are the best I’ve ever had,and I’ve had a lot!!
OK so now I’m ready for the letdown, the ribs were perfect so the sausage can’t be right? WRONG! City Market just kept producing mouth watering experiences and the sausage was Excellent!! All beef sausage with a crispy pork casing. The crunch was perfect and the taste and texture was amazing. I’m blown away at this point with Luling city market. I really mean it, BLOWN AWAY! I love my local BBQ joints in Cowtown and really didn’t think it could THAT much better, but wow, can it ever.
As a side note the BBQ sauce here was also extroidinary. It complimented a bite of sausage and raw onion perfectly.
This is the first time I have ever given this kind of rating and as I do, I literally beg you as a fellow BBQ lover and Texas BBQ Guide reader to visit City Market as soon as you can. It should always be on every BBQ lovers bucket list if you dont live real close, but I would recommend a road trip any day of the week to experience this perfection. I’m giving City Market 5/5 stars and declaring it the best ribs and sausage I’ve ever had. I couldn’t stop eating & so I decided I’d make a trip back to taste the brisket. This place has given me a full stomach and permanent BBQ smile.
I sincerely thank you City Market. What you do, you do amazing.