This is one stop we’re really glad we made. Opies Barbecue in Spicewood has been firing up their pits for just a few years now off of Highway 71 between Austin and Marble Falls. If you’re ever going in or out of Austin on 71, we officially request that you make this stop. Because it’s a new, lesser-known place we’ll even give you the phone number: 830-693-8660. In fact, it’s worth the 20 -minute drive west of the big city. You’ll no doubt be greeted by proprietor Todd and his friends Harvey and Bradley, and wife Kristen. You’ll be able to pick your meat right off of the pit and take it inside to be cut. We recommend Opies sirloin and jalapeno sausage. The sirloin is untouchable. While you’re there, ask Bradley what his occupation used to be. Thanks to Todd for sitting on a bed of wood in the hot Texas sun during our interview. We didn’t realize the ants were attacking you until after we reviewed the footage, seriously. Thanks Todd.