Om Nomz Hero Note to Self: I don’t drink that much anymore, but I don’t turn down free beer
“This is it? It’s a trailer dude.”
That was my friend’s first introduction to Texas Barbecue. Maybe we should have gone to the more impressive Lockhart or something else but no, I chose to go to J. Mueller’s. I mean, within the Austin City limits, the automatic answer for going to barbecue was not in Austin, was to go to Taylor, Luling or Lockhart. But now, the two most recommended places and need to go are Franklin’s and J. Mueller’s. Nerds might recognize the last name, same family running the famous Louie Mueller in Taylor, he branched out and went to Austin and from the lines, people here are thankful for it.
J. Mueller is composed of a lot, one that smokes the meat and the other for carving and paying for the meat. Though the man was busy, he had time to mess around with me, answer some questions and pass out some cans of Lone Star on that hot Texas day.
We went with what I dubbed the trinity of Texas barbecue, brisket, beef ribs and sausage. Thankfully, my friends let me order which may or may not have been a bad thing because I always go for moist and ask for maybe a slice or 2 of lean, to see how it is. They were unfamiliar with the ordering system but it is basically like ordering from a deli. Prices are listed out by poundage and you tell them how much you want. They carve it, pile it on butcher paper, throw in white bread, (or crackers, but I really never seen anyone get crackers) and help yourself to the condiments of raw onions or pickles. Since I wanted to pretend to be healthy, I got an order of the chipotle coleslaw. On to the meat porn!
|Damn good brisket|
|Amazing Beef ribs|
|Best sausage i had in Austin|
Though the temperature was climbing, I was perfectly happy sitting outside and eating some great Texas barbecue, I mean, isn’t barbecue best enjoyed outside? Also not, he will “mess” with you a bit, and pretty much act like an asshole. Given that I frequent Shopsins and other places, it does not bother me but he is really a nice guy.
|White Bread and beer. What should be served with 'cue|
1502 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
Austin, TX 78704