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Hart’s Firehouse BBQ

On my recent Texas State Parks day trip I stopped for lunch at a BBQ place in Lampasas, TX called Hart’s Firehouse BBQ. This joint has been open since 1965, with different owners along the way, and has a great atmosphere to go along with some good BBQ. It’s located at the intersection of highway 281 and Plum St in Lampasas, TX.

Firehouse BBQ front of store
Firehouse BBQ in Lampasas, TX

We arrived right before lunch on Saturday and found ourselves second in line. The lady in front of us proceeded to order sandwiches for the entire staff of the city of Lampasas. As I waited in front of the “please order ahead for large orders” sign I took a look at the restaurant’s interior. It was a nice country homey place with plenty of seating and natural light. They have plenty of outdoor seating and parking which is always a plus.

Entrance of Firehouse BBQ in Lampasas, TX

Once the City Office staff were given their order we were up to bat. The first thing I noticed about the menu is they seem to like their spice. This is good for me, but I can understand how some people wouldn’t like the extra kick. For those people, you probably shouldn’t stop at a place with fire in the name.

I got the two meat BBQ plate with brisket and jalapeno sausage.

two meat plate at firehouse brisket and sausage with green beans and potato salad
Two Meat plate at Firehouse (pic borrowed from texasbob.com)
Entrance of Firehouse BBQ in Lampasas, TX
Patio area at Firehouse BBQ in Lampasas, TX

The brisket was good brisket. The sausage was good sausage. Nothing to brag about, but good food. The green beans and potato salad (jalapeno potato salad of course) were pretty darn good. The jalapeno in the potato salad was a nice touch and wasn’t too spicy at all. The spicy sauce was excellent and I recommend it for the sausage. Overall it was an ok place to stop between parks/hikes. Having been to as many great BBQ places as I have had the pleasure of eating at, it is difficult to impress me when it comes to Texas BBQ.

Gettin’ Sauced Date Set

The date and location are set for this year’s Gettin’ Sauced BBQ Sauce Festival. September 28th at Hops and Grain Brewery in Austin, TX.

From our friends at ManUpTexasBBQ.blogspot.com :

“Planning is underway for our 4th Annual Gettin’ Sauced! BBQ-sauce contest/festival! Today, we announce the first details: date and venue. This year’s event will be Saturday, September 28, at Hops & Grain Brewing in Austin. Put it in your calendar, b/c we’d love to see you there. We haven’t sent out the sponsorship/vendor/entrant information, but if you want to receive it when it’s available, email us!”