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All the BBQ You Can Eat at Austin City Limits Fest 2016, Ranked

Austin is famous for its barbecue and ACL doesn't skimp on giving festivalgoers some of the city's best. From the famous Salt Lick to which brisket nachos rule the most, check out our comments on the 'cue

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5 / 5

Trudy's Smoked Beef Brisket Tinga Nachos

ACL Fest 2016 - Trudy's Smoked Beef Brisket Tinga Nachos
Jeff Benjamin for Fuse

Brooke: I like how it has a kick and how the brisket is drenched in a sauce. But I'm not a fan of the cheese.
Jeff: Not digging the melted cheese either.
Brooke: It's like something you'd get a baseball game. But the brisket is tender. It's nice.

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4 / 5

The Salt Lick's Chopped Beef Sandwich

ACL Fest 2016 Food - The Salt Lick's Chopped Beef Sandwich
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Jeff: I'm honestly scared. How do you eat this?
Brooke: I think with a fork?
Jeff: Okay, if you say so...*takes a forkful of meat, bread and pickles*...oh, it's really good. It tastes like it was smoked at a campfire.
Brooke: Yeah, it's amazing. But it's a lot of meat. They don't skimp.
Jeff: It does feel excessive.
Brooke: This is difficult as a "festival food."

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3 / 5

The Peached Tortilla's Brisket Tacos

ACL Fest Food 2 - The Peached Tortilla's Brisket Tacos
Jeff Benjamin for Fuse

Jeff: It's like a mini, handheld brisket meal. And it's juicy!
Brooke: I thought these were pickles, but it's coleslaw. I like that because it cuts through the richness of the meat.

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2 / 5

Micklethwait Barbecue's Barbecue Brisket Sandwich

ACL Fest 2016 Food - Micklethwait Barbecue's Barbecue Brisket Sandwich
Jeff Benjamin for Fuse

Brooke: Oh my god, that's really good, like amazing. The bun is so soft, it's like biting through a cloud.
Jeff: It's good, but I don't think the meat is as good quality as Salt Lick's. That bread is amazing though.
Brooke: It's like a brioche bun. I'm going to say something really weird and say it reminds me of the rolls you get at Bob Evans.
Jeff: What's Bob Evans?

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1 / 5

The Salt Lick's Sloppy Brisket Nachos

ACL Fest 2016 Food - The Salt Lick's Sloppy Brisket Nachos
Jeff Benjamin for Fuse

Brooke: Oh my god, it's so good, it's like smoky.
Jeff: Definitely better than Trudy's.
Brooke: The smokey flavor is incredible.
Jeff: I love these.
Brooke: The queso is awesome and the chips are crispier.
Jeff: I think this takes the BBQ crown, agreed?
Brooke: Agreed.
Jeff: In other news, I never get heartburn, but I think after all this barbecue I might have heartburn.
Brooke: And I might need to eat kale salads for the next two weeks.

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