The hue and cry of Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas being left off the Texas Monthly Top 50 is baffling.
If you eat with your eyes then yes, the old smokehouse would be in the number one position. There is none finer. But the meat is routinely tough, underseasoned and rushed off the pit before it even approaches being servable.
Dodging the big fire on the floor in the meat room is easily the best part of the experience at Smitty's.