Friday, February 24, 2017

Valentina's VIP Appreciation Dinner

Unfortunately, I couldn't attend, but Brad is representing us tonight at Valentina's VIP Appreciation Dinner. I'm living it vicariously, via text message. Here's the huge menu for the evening:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jess in the Chronicle!

Love it when our friends get recognized. Jess certainly deserves it, so we are delighted to see her feature in the Austin Chronicle. Congrats, Jess!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Salt Lick's new food trailer

Via Eater Austin:

Southwest Austin — Driftwood’s famed Salt Lick BBQ launched a trailer at the Moontower Saloon on Manchaca Road. Find brisket, pulled pork, and sausage sandwiches, as well as brisket nachos. It’s closed on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

D&R Bar-B-Que's "The Naughty Texan" food truck

Via Eater Austin:

South Austin — Buda’s family-owned D&R's Bar-B-Que fired up The Naughty Texan food truck last fall and headed to Austin to offer slow-smoked barbecue and a creative menu. Kick off the day with tacos or a brisket-based breakfast bowl. Or choose from meat-centric plates, brisket nachos, and mac and cheese topped with brisket, bacon, and barbecue sauce, among other options for lunch and dinner. Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 7612 Brodie Lane (Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ’s former home).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hays County Bar-B-Que to set up shop in Martindale

Via Twitter, Hays County Bar-B-Que announced it is opening a burger & BBQ spot in Martindale.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

la Barbecue to Los Angeles?

LA Weekly has the story about la Barbecue's possible spot in LA.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

County Line settles trademark lawsuit

Via Michael Theis, Austin Business Journal:

Two Texas barbecue chains with similar names have settled a trademark lawsuit that allows each to continue operating without changing their signs.

The County Line of Austin and Waller County Line LLC, based in the Houston area, have reached an out-of-court settlement that ends a lawsuit filed in mid-2016, according to court documents. Specific details of the settlement were not released, but a court order dismissing the case noted both parties agreed The County Line exclusively owns the trademarked named.

Attorneys for the two companies have not yet responded to requests for more information.

The suit was filed last July by The County Line. In its lawsuit, the 40-year-old company with eight locations in two states, including locally at 5204 FM 2222 and 6500 W. Bee Cave Road, said it learned of Waller County Line in 2016. At that point, attorneys for the Austin-based chain claimed they tried to get Waller County Line to stop using the name but received no response.

This isn't the only barbecue-focused legal battle in the Austin area. Earlier this year t he maker of Stubb’s brand barbecue sauce, One World Foods Inc., sued Austin eatery and entertainment venue Stubb’s Austin Restaurant Co. for alleged trademark violations. Through an unwritten agreement, the two companies had shared branding for years without incident. That case is still pending.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BBQ on Valentine's Day?

To be honest, I don't think of BBQ, when I think of Valentine's Day. But maybe someone out there is having BBQ today. Is anyone today (or have you ever on this day) having BBQ?

Monday, February 13, 2017

Setting up our Hays County dinner

Hays County Bar-B-Que's GM, Jesse Miranda, set us up for our Texas Q Tours dinner a couple of weekends ago:

Sunday, February 12, 2017

After some craft beer at Twisted X, last Saturday's Texas Q Tours trip ended at Hays County Bar-B-Que:

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Closest BBQ joint?

What is the BBQ joint that is closest to your house? I'm not asking which one is the closest one you go to. Rather, the closest one, period.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Post-wine beer at Twisted X

After a wine tasting at Solaro Estate, last Saturday's Texas Q Tours group made the short trip down to Twisted X Brewing:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

More from Saturday's stop at Valentina's

Next round of pics from Saturday's Texas Q Tours visit to Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ: