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BBQ Joint of the Week – Blue Ribbon Barbecue – Austin, Texas

There’s something to be said about tradition. It’s what holds us true to our past and keeps us grounded in the present. There’s also something special about having a business that runs in the family. Bobby Cavo, grandson of the famous BBQ patriarch of Taylor, TX, Rudy Mikeska and son to Robert and Mopsie, owners of the top notch catering company in Taylor ‘Catering by Mopsie’, is doing just that with his newly opened (fairly new) BBQ joint in Austin, TX called Blue Ribbon Barbecue.

Reading the steady stream of great reviews online, I can say that this is a welcome addition to the Austin BBQ scene. The menu is heavy on Texas (like it should be) with Brisket, Sausage, Turkey, Pork Ribs, Pulled Pork, Chopped Beef, and chicken which is available as a plate, as a sandwich, or by the pound (save for the chicken). Also, they are serving breakfast from 7 AM to 10:30 AM where they offer ‘breakfast tacos’. You get a choice of Brisket, Sausage, Turkey, Chicken, Pulled Pork, or Chopped Beef (Additional items you can add are: Egg, Bean, Potato ,Bacon, Cheese, Sour Cream, Jalapenos, Ranch). If I worked in Austin I can imagine I’d be having breakfast here 3-4 times a week.

If you live in Austin or are traveling there in the near future, let us know if you get a chance to stop in. Send us your reviews and photos and we’ll post them. I’ll be heading out soon so I’ll be sure to do an updated review after visiting.

You can find Blue Ribbon here:

To learn more about the Mikeska family follow this link

Follow them on twitter here

2 Comments »

  1. [...] We can’t close the post without mentioning the owner, Bobby Cavo. Bobby grew up in a family famous for their barbeque and their service and it shows – if you visit the restaurant he’ll likely introduce himself and ask about [...]

    Pingback by 5 Dollar Lunch » Blue Ribon BBQ – Chopped Beef Sandwich — November 1, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

  2. [...] one. We can’t close the post without mentioning the owner, Bobby Cavo. Bobby grew up in a family famous for their barbeque and their service and it shows – if you visit the restaurant he’ll likely introduce himself and ask about your [...]

    Pingback by 5 Dollar Lunch » Blue Ribon BBQ – Chopped Beef Sandwich — November 15, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

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