Rudy's BBQ, Austin, TX
Their slogan is "The Worst Bar-B-Q in Texas," and many folks in Austin consider this place to be one of the best. It's not bad (quality meats, nice burnt texture), but I think I still prefer the Salt Lick better due to its sauces. This place is too reliant on black pepper, in my opinion. My memory of the Salt Lick is admittedly a bit faded after 5 years, but I'll get a chance to reverify that when I head out of Austin airport tomorrow (they opened a stand there so that one doesn't have to drive an hour out into the boonies anymore).