The roots of The Salt Lick run back to Mississippi in the mid-1800s. Scott Roberts, the current owner of the Salt Lick, had a great-grandmother, Bettie Howard, who came to this land from Desoto, Miss. in 1867. On the trip by wagon train to Driftwood, Bettie barbequed meat by searing it and then slow cooking it over coals – the same method the family uses today.
Fast Forward to 1967, Scott’s father Thurman, who was known for his delicious barbeque at family reunions, decided he would cook meat for paying customers. Thurman and his two sons built a huge barbeque pit. Thurman would go to the pit on Thursday night and start cooking. He stayed for the weekend, sleeping on a cot, until all the meat sold. The Salt Lick has grown from there. The Roberts family now serves mouthwatering barbeque to thousands of folks each week.
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Salt Lick has been featured in Forbes, the Food Network and Man v. Food. They have also featured as best BBQ in Texas Monthly magazine and in People Magazine.