Camino Alamo BBQ
You’ll probably catch the savory smell of grilled meats wafting from the charcoal grills before you even see them at Camino Alamo BBQ, a small sidewalk operation on The Drag. The specialty here is Uyghur-style Xinjiang kabobs. There are three options for grilled skewers—lamb, beef, and chicken wings—that all get marinated in a mixture of cumin, salt, pepper, and Sichuan peppercorn, then dusted with chili powder as they sizzle and smoke over hot coals to a charred, but tender finish. Is it a restaurant? Not really. A pop-up? Kind of. Either way, you should get here soon before school is back in session when you’ll have to battle a line of hungry UT students for dinner.
photo credit: Nicolai McCrary