The verdict: We have a winner! So, we already know the beef is high-quality and delicious, but adding the crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside sausage link takes it to previously unreached deliciousness levels. The cheese and sauce add a creaminess that causes this BBQ-lover’s dream to melt in your mouth and make you ponder immediately ordering another.
Mark says: "When I first came to Austin, I was immersed for a few days. I hit everyplace I could. I got up to Lockhart to try Kreuz, I tried Black’s and all those classic places... guys here, like Franklin and La Barbecue. What I loved though, was the texture of that sausage [from Kreuz’s Market], I loved the idea that when it’s hung, it looks like a horseshoe and the way we slice it, it’s circular and fits perfectly on top of a patty. And it has cheese inside -- when we griddle it, the outside of it cauterizes and gets nice and crispy while the inside cheese stays molten hot so when you bite into it, you get that crunchy saltiness but the cheese oozes out a little.”