Odd Duck grew out of an incredible food trailer. I love their pretzel sticks stuffed with house-cured country ham and Texas Gouda—a take on a snack sold at state fairs. Instead of mustard, they serve it with mustard-chile béchamel.—Chef Tim Love 1201 S. Lamar Blvd.; oddduckaustin.com.
A chef, a barbecue expert and a hotelier choose their favorite dishes from Austin to Marfa. Their picks—an entire pig’s head, a giant beef rib, porterhouse steak for two—prove that everything’s bigger (and meatier) in Texas.—Gina Hamadey