Tag Archives: Williamson County

Texas Daily Photo: Tombstone Texas Bar And Grill In Liberty Hill

One of the nicer new bars I’ve seen open in Central Texas in the past 15 years. Tombstone Texas Bar and Grill is gorgeous. While I have no doubt that it will be embraced by the good people of Liberty … Continue reading

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Round Rock Texas Your Prayers Have Been Answered: Jack Allen’s Kitchen Prepares To Open In Williamson County

Update October 1st 2012: Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s Round Rock location is now open. —————————————————————————————————   I’ve had a love affair with Jack Allen’s Kitchen since the day they opened at the Y in Oak Hill. Chef Jack Gilmore brings high … Continue reading

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Daniel Delaney Of BrisketLab Sits Down With RL Reeves Jr

I just got off the phone with Daniel Delaney of BrisketLab, the New York City brisket subscription service that has taken the Northeastern part of the United States by storm. Mr. Delaney, the founder of Vendr.TV, was kind enough to … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Pork Steaks, Seasoned And Ready For The Smoker Of John Mueller Barbecue

When business carried me down to the Bouldin Creek neighborhood a while back I had to stop in at John Mueller Barbecue for a minute to grab some take away barbecue for the fridge at the house. The cantankerous pit … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! John Mueller Barbecue In South Austin

Are any words left unsaid about the re-emergence of Taylor, Texas barbecue legend John Mueller? Yes, plenty. A 50,000 word bio of the foul mouthed pit boss could easily be penned and, I predict, do huge business in the world … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Barbecue In Austin, Texas Puts Out A Beef Chuck Rib That Will Melt Your Mind

I’m always working on my food photography. I can take a mean picture of a pitboss or an old concrete block building but when it comes to edibles; I’ve got a long way to go. But, just like a blind … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Cactus Rose In Williamson County Texas

One of the great old-school Texas roadhouses, Cactus Rose sits quietly alongside hwy 95 just north of that great trove of Central Texas barbecue; Taylor. This is where I go to escape the big city life that is the Austin … Continue reading

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The Redemption Of John Mueller

Surveying the landscape of Austin Texas’ exploding food scene is something I do each and everyday. But it is nice, once every few months, to take the measure of our town, one of the great cities of the world, in … Continue reading

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“We’re Setting The World On Fire One Spark At A Time” John Mueller Barbecue Is Open For Business In Austin, Texas

Maybe John Mueller should be the writer. I love his quote above and after today’s meat lunch at his crowded trailer yard in South Austin I’m inclined to agree. Like most of my favorite cooks, Mueller is a control freak. … Continue reading

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Shotgun Shells, Hot Guts And Smoked Brisket: Taylor Texas SPJST Barbecue Cook Off

Riding towards the eastern edge of Williamson County,  the fertile blackland prairie is  pretty in a high lonesome way. The horizon’s a hundred miles away and the giant blue sky holds sway over freshly picked cotton fields. The role of … Continue reading

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Taylor Texas: Davis Grocery And Bar-B-Q Honors The Lord Through Brisket

When God himself tells you to open a barbecue restaurant there’s only one thing left to do. You open a barbecue restaurant. Which is exactly what the good Reverend James Davis Jr did in 1994 after he had a vision … Continue reading

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