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Famous Austin barbecue joint ditches trailer for new brick-and-mortar digs

Famous Austin barbecue joint ditches trailer for brick-and-mortar digs

La Barbecue
La Barbecue is teaming up with Quickie Pickie. Photo courtesy of La Barbecue

Big news in the barbecue world: La Barbecue is on the move. The famed joint is ditching its East Cesar Chavez trailer and moving down the street to the Quickie Pickie location at 2027 E. Cesar Chavez St., owners LeAnn Mueller Alison Clem confirm with CultureMap.

The final day for the food truck is July 30. Starting August 2, the La Barbecue crew "will have complete control of the kitchen," while Quickie Pickie continues to run the grocery section of the store.

"The owner of Quickie Pickie walked down the street and asked us if we would be interested," the owners explain. It's a win-win, as the brick-and-mortar space offers much more than the trailer.

"A/C, misters on the patio, indoor bathrooms, and a great local beer and wine selection," say the owners, who are "so excited to have a full indoor kitchen with a dish land and walk-in. This will be so nice for our staff so they don't have to work in the extreme Texas heat."

The highly regarded food truck started as JMueller BBQ in 2011 and changed its name to La Barbecue after LeAnn Mueller (of the celebrated Louie Mueller Barbecue family) became the sole owner. Expect the same coveted lineup of brisket, pulled pork, ribs, sausage, and sides; specials may be added down the road.

The La Barbecue team is also looking to open a new trailer in Los Angeles in September.