BBQ Archives - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX


    On Saturday, April 27, Ben Milam Whiskey will release its newest creation, Marlene’s Limited Edition Springtime Sipper, which will be available only at the distillery for a limited time. Kentucky native, and master distiller, Marlene Holmes, batched and bottled the special release specifically for springtime sipping and Mint Juleps for the Kentucky Derby. To celebrate the release, Ben Milam Whiskey is throwing a party complete with Limited Edition Springtime Sipper bottles and straight pours sold all day, as well as a Mint Julep special. There will be a special educational opportunity, “The Whiskey Lab Presents: The Art of Batching.” CEO and whiskey expert, Heather Greene, and master distiller, Marlene Holmes Marlene will sign her bottles. There will be live music by Chris Reeves and barbecue from the Texas Outlaw Barbecue Team.

    • 12:30pm: The Whiskey Lab Presents: The Art of Batching with Heather and Marlene discussing how they batched the Limited Edition Springtime Sipper Whiskey. Tickets are $20, limited to the first 20 people who sign up. T
    • 1pm-5pm: Enjoy the music of Hill Country musician Chris Reeves and barbecue from the Texas Outlaw Barbecue Team

      Texas Monthly BBQ Festival will take place on Sunday, November 4 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Guests are encouraged to sample as much ‘cue as their stomach will allow, as well as enjoy live music from The Madisons, Lavelle White & The L Men, cold drinks and fun lawn games with attendees of all ages and from across the globe.The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend is sponsored by Big Red, Desert Door Sotol, Legacy Whiskey, Lone Star Beer, The Texas Pie Company, and YETI. For tickets and information about the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend, visit

        Join us for the annual BB! bash to honor fallen hero Danny Dietz & our armed forces
        Only @ Rogue American
        Featuring Live Music By
        Nick Sterling
        James Fosler

        Bravo Company BBQ
        Danny Dietz Custom Rifle Auction
        Give Aways & More

        What is it with this city and its never ending stream of great BBQ pop-ups? My recent travels took me to the Micklethwait trailer on the Eastside and I was not disappointed.

        Micklethwait Craft Meats  meat plate

        I shared a three meat plate so I could try a few different things- The pork shoulder was amazing, it was so tender my plastic knife cut through it like butter. The brisket, pork ribs, and sauce were also amazing. The owners are proud of everything on the menu though, so feel free to try whatever you’re feeling that day. As far as sides go, definitely try the jalapeño cheese grits; that little bit of kick from the pepper is just perfect.

        Micklethwait Craft Meats

        One of the features that makes them unique is their homemade baked goods. You won’t get a stack of bland 39 cent-a-loaf white bread at this joint. Quality fresh baked bread is a nice surprise from a trailer that is primarily known for great barbecue.

        Micklethwait moon pie

        Possibly even more impressive though, was their homemade moon-pie. Yes, you read that right; imagine a s’more on steroids. They’ll offer to keep it cool for you while you eat so the chocolate doesn’t melt!

        So here’s the bad news, they’re CLOSED Mondays and Tuesdays, so you’ll have to wait until TOMORROW to dig your teeth into all these treats!

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        Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
        Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

        1309 Rosewood Avenue
        Austin, Texas 78702

        Watch out Austin, a new BBQ master is in town and he is making mouths water. They recently set up shop in the backyard of Buzz Mill Coffee and they are ready to impress.

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        I was lucky enough to get to try them out while on a food tour, so I got to sample a little bit of everything (lucky me)! As BBQ should be, it was simple yet perfectly executed.

        The meats, where to start? They’re all mouthwateringly delicious, so I guess it depends on what you are in the mood for. Someone I was with declared the brisket, “the best brisket they’d ever had.” I thought the pulled pork and the sausage were both incredible.

        The sausage was a tad spicy but that is what sold me on it. Normally, I am not one for potato salad but this version was something I could get behind! I simply have zero complains, it was an experience that will keep me coming back for more. I am so confident in his stuff I wouldn’t hesitate to send my snobby BBQ friends his way.

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        The secret to all the goodness may be the house made BBQ sauce that is amazing. It is infused with bacon so I am sure that has something to do with it, but it definitely is unlike any BBQ sauce I have had before.

        On Sunday’s they have an all you can eat Flap Jack Breakfast with $5 Build Your Own Bloody Mary’s and $1 mimosas. Talk about covering all the bases.

        Phone: 512-537-2047

        Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
        Friday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
        Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

        The Buzz Mill Courtyard
        1505 Town Creek Drive
        Austin, Texas 78741 


        Happy National Brisket Day! Texas is good at a lot of things but BBQ might be on of their best. Texas Monthly recently published their list of best BBQ joints in Texas so naturally that got me in the mood to eat as much BBQ as my stomach can handle.

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        While I have enjoyed his former ventures, this was my first stop at John Mueller Meat Co. and it is no surprise that this man knows good BBQ. His BBQ is basically legendary as he is grandson of BBQ ledged Louie Mueller of Taylor.

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        The thing is EVERYTHING on the menu is perfect. I can’t think of one thing I would change, improve or want different. Everything is moist, tender, perfectly seasoned, – even the sides. I don’t even like beans but it was insisted upon that I try them and next thing I knew I finished them. I don’t know what his secret it.

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        I was there early on a nice Thursday and shockingly there was no line, which I counted as a major win. I will no doubly be back and if one those famous lines of his appears I will happily wait as it is easily some of the best BBQ in the state, actually country.

        Hat’s off to you John Mueller, you know BBQ and no one can take that away from you.  If you have not been, you must go.

        Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:30-sold out

        John Mueller Meat Co.
        2500 East 6th Street
        Austin, Texas 78702

        May officially brings us Bike Month and as a city that loves to cycle we might as well start celebrating now.


        Cycleast invites you to pedal on over for an evening of bikes, beers and BBQ. Join fellow bike lovers as you share BBQ, stories and good times!

        They will have free beer from Hops & Grain until the beer runs out.

        Also, mark your calendar for May 17th as that is Bike to Work Day.

        Suggested donation: $5.00

        When: today, May 2nd

        Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

        501 Pedernales Bldg. 2B
        Austin, Texas 78702

        Our thoughts are still with the families in West, Texas. Last week when the news broke of the events happening in West, la Barbecue was one of the first groups in Austin that announced they will be holding a benefit and true to their word the day has arrived.


        Today they will have music, a raffle,  drinks and free chopped-beef sandwiches plus much more!! Originally, they had planned on taking both cash donations and donations items but at this time West has asked for only monetary donations. They will have a jar set up to collect monetary donations that will go directly to West.

        Come up, eat, drink, listen to live music and have a good time in the name of West.

        Special thanks to all of the following for helping make this happen!

        When: today, April 28th

        Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

        la Barbecue
        1502 South First Street
        Austin, Texas 78704