Hays Co: San Marcos, TX


with Jerrod Janakus
April 24, 2016

So I didn't eat at my scheduled 5th stop, but I know it was replaced wisely for me! Stop 5-B, I'll call it, that Big Ern took me to was Hays Co. Bar-B-Que and Catering. Meet Jesse, the GM, and Aaron, the son of owners Michael and Asenette Hernandez and one of the youngest pitmasters in Texas!

These guys are doing some seriously good barbecue. When they told me they had donuts on the pit I was picturing something a little different (such a rook!), but these ring-shaped
house made sausage were my kind of donut. They fill their pits multiple times a day to keep up with the demand. Everything was great...it's hard to pick a fave, but I'll go with the donuts. Perfection in my mind!

Thanks Big Ern for pointing me in the right direction toward Hays Co. Barbecue in San Marcos, Texas. Jesse, Aaron and Zac, thank you for being such generous hosts! #‎chasingbbq

Sausage "donut"
A BBQ plate from Hay's featuring their awesome sausage "donut."

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