Despite being the gateway town to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Carlsbad, New Mexico's restaurant owners appear to have no interest in garnering weekend business from the out-of-town tourists: all but a handful are closed both Saturday and Sunday. We were thus forced - FORCED, I tell you - to eat at Danny's BBQ again tonight after getting takeout from there yesterday.
Highly recommended to any of you who make it this way in the future. One telltale that they're doing it the right way: the pork ribs I had tonight were cooked properly over the fire, not steamed first and then finished off there. We sampled excellent brisket, pulled pork, and sausage as well as the ribs between our two meals.
And we haven't even gotten to Texas yet.