Elgin is a town of about 10,000 people located 19 miles east of Austin. We headed to to Meyer’s Elgin Smokehouse. Barbecue has been in Greg Meyers’ family for, let’s just say, quite some time.
>> our journey along the texas bbq trail continues. today we head for elgin which has to be known as the sausage capital of texas. let’s find out why. this is a town of about 10,000 people located about 19 miles east of austin. founded in 1861 as a railroad stop, and it was later renamed after the railroad’s commissioner, robert elgin. and i have to be honest with you, my mouth is watering already. >> welcome, how can i help you? do you want the entre, or the plate? okay, next, please? >> bbq has been in the family for let’s just say quite some time. >> my grandfather and his wife moved in here in the 30′s and they bought a cafe and bought a little convenience store, the rock front grocery and his father had tught him how to make sausage, he emigrated from germany in the 1880′s and he started making sausage in a dirt poor smoke house out back and people loved it and said you need to sell