Kerlin BBQ (1700 E. Cesar Chavez St.) is home to some of the best barbecue in the city (it ranked 7th on our list in 2014), and a few years ago they pulled a super Texas move by adding their brisket to kolaches. For the first few years they only sold the kolaches on weekends, but now you can get kolaches every day that the East Austin trailer is open. Kolaches are sold starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday-Sunday, with barbecue sold starting at 11 a.m. In addition to the brisket and cheddar versions, there are also jalapeno-cheddar and smoked sausage kolaches and pork shoulder with Monterrey Jack cheese.
Just don’t tell Statesman content producer Katey Psencik we called them kolaches.