In: Eating12 Aug 2011
(map) Everyone knows about stopping at Cooper’s Bar-B-Que when driving through Llano. But where do the locals (Llanoans? Llanites?) like to get their ‘cue? Right across the street, where Inman’s has been “smoking the good stuff” for over forty years. They’re famous for their turkey sausage, which is not the usual link, but served in big slices, kind of like meatloaf. There are two kinds, regular and jalapeno, which is spicy. A sausage plate comes with your choice of sides, in this case, a creamy potato salad studded with chunks of pimiento and pickle, and tender, well-flavored pinto beans.
Since Llano is known for hunting, the decor runs to Early Animal Head. The place was just voted #1 Bar-B-Q in central Texas by the listeners at KVET. They won last year, too. You place your order at this counter and pick it up at another. There are a lot of extras for sale: salsas, jellies, honeys and candles.
Not a lot of tourists in this crowd! Below, t-shirts featuring the famous sausage come in all colors, including camo. If you’re not that into turkey, they also serve up a pretty mean brisket.