Vegetarians, avert your gaze.

Fewer things go better together than meat and whatever is next to meat.

In the open dining rooms of many a Texas meatery, that companion to meat just so happens to be typography (printed, painted, scrawled, drawn, lettered, what have you).

The signs of these establishments are honest and direct. In all shapes, styles, and formats (and sometimes obscured by decades of smokey oak) they unequivocally point the way to meat.

What follows is a pictorial survey of the meat and corresponding typography & lettering of some of the finest BBQ I have ever known.

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Franklin Barbecue
900 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78702

The Salt Lick
18300 FM 1826
Driftwood, TX 78619

Black’s Barbecue
215 N Main Street
Lockhart, TX 78644

Smitty’s Market
208 S Commerce Street
Lockhart, TX 78644

Bon appétype.