Smitty's Market is named as one of the top 5 Barbecue restaurants in Texas by Texas Monthly Magazine.
Edgar A. ''Smitty'' Schmidt purchased Kreuz Market in 1948 from the Kreuz family. Nina Schmidt Sells established Smitty's Market in 1999 in the building that housed her father's Kreuz Market for more than 50 years. The market sits in the same location where barbecue has been sold in Lockhart since the turn of the last century.
Grab some Barbecue or Hot Sausage, a hunk of cheese and some crackers at Smitty's, and you'll understand why Lockhart is the BBQ Capital of Texas.
... and don't forget to get fresh meat from the market!