As the oldest major barbecue restaurant continuously owned by the same family, Black's Barbecue in legendary Lockhart, Texas, carries quite a legacy.
From the restaurant's website:
"'8 Days a Week' reads the sign outside Black's Barbecue in Lockhart. Norma and Edgar Black, co-owners of the oldest family-owned barbecue restaurant in Texas, say people are always asking where that eighth day comes from. 'If you're here as much as we are, you find a few extra days in that time,' Norma says with a laugh. 'It's easier to remember when we're closed - Thanksgiving and Christmas - than when we're open.' "
"Most barbecue restaurants in central Texas sell little more than
meat, bread, and beans, but at Black's, you can stroll through the
cafeteria line and choose hard-boiled eggs stuck on toothpicks, little
garden salads in bowls, and fruit cobbler for dessert."
- Michael Stern, Roadfood.com
, Jan. 11, 2010