Tuesday, February 5, 2013

BREAKING: John Mueller Meat Co. Opening in Austin

You may remember last October when John Mueller was shut out of his well regarded JMueller BBQ trailer on South First St. in Austin. To say the least he wasn't happy about it, but stayed quiet plotting his return. That return will occur in just two weeks, and for smoked meat lovers everywhere, let's hope it's a triumphant one.

Wednesday, February 20th (Now Saturday, February 23rd) will be the opening day of John Mueller Meat Co., and the trailer will be set up in the parking lot of Kellee's at 2500 E. 6th St. This will put John a stone's throw from Franklin Barbecue and spitting distance from Live Oak Barbecue in East Austin.

The new trailer will be open Tuesday - Saturday with the same menu that I applauded at John's old location. Just like his previous set-up you can eat at one of the picnic tables in front of John's trailer or you can take your barbecue inside and buy a beer at Kellee's.

If you're too impatient to wait two weeks, you can get a preview in Houston where John will be smoking brisket, ribs and sausage for "Q for a Cause" from 12-4 at Cottonwood Bar at 3422 N. Shepherd on this Saturday, February 9th.

Finally, for all the folks with unfulfilled hope that the Aaron Franklin v. John Mueller barbecue rivalry would blossom, they can now shift their focus to a genuine intracity family feud. John's sister LeAnn Mueller (who ousted him from the trailer on South First St.) and (I'm guessing former) friend John Lewis now head up the pits at la Barbecue in John Mueller's old barbecue trailer. Sparks are gonna fly.

- BBQ Snob



When should I bring my camper?

Anonymous said...

Hang in there John Smok em out Go Ducks

BUD THE PIEMAN!!! said...

john brought an ice chest full of bbq by the cafe sunday.....SO GLAD HE IS BACK!!!


Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.