Unfortunately, Little Miss can’t quite emulate all Texas traditions. Their spartan, covered outdoor patio lined with picnic tables wouldn’t be out of place in Austin, but due to strict liquor-license laws, they aren’t able to hand out free beer (or sell it, for that matter) as is common at many Texas trailers. Instead, they stock coolers with bottled waters to keep patrons in line hydrated in temperatures that casually crack triple digits on a daily basis.
Like at Little Miss’ Texas idols (la Barbecue, Franklin, Smitty’s Market, and countless others), brisket is the best-seller, but beef isn’t the only meat on the menu: Pulled pork, pork ribs, turkey, and sausage round out the offerings. Holmes also occasionally experiments with less conventional cuts like lamb neck, which despite being one of his favorites, never sold well. Weekly specials include pastrami on Thursdays and beef plate ribs on Fridays, which are such a fan-favorite they might soon be offered five days a week -- though at up to 2lbs a serving, they’re guaranteed to induce a meat coma.
“Everybody loves them, we sell a ton of them, but they’re definitely heavy,” Scott says. “I can eat one of those and I'll be full for a day and a half.”