Thanks to Grace A. Reband from the Wheatonpatch for her piece on another new BBQ Joint that opened up in Illinois. Austin BBQ, from owner/pitmaster Doug Pierce, opened with the “goal is to bring you an authentic experience and taste of the Texas Barbecue Belt, from the Hill Country surrounding Austin.”
Photo courtesy of Grace A. Reband
From the article, “We specialize in Texas-style beef brisket, smoked until rendered and tendered. In keeping with the Texas market traditions, we serve it with white bread or saltine crackers, with pickles, onions, and cheese on the side. We also serve pulled pork, babyback ribs, St. Louis ribs, beef ribs, California-style Tri-Tip, chicken with a white barbecue sauce, smoked burgers and brats and hot links.” It goes on, “The neatest thing about this place is the all-wood burning pit. It uses no gas and no electric. The stove weighs 4,200 pound, and it took a crane to lift it off the truck when it was delivered.” The piece noted too that Doug gets all of his meats from the Wheaton Meat Company.
See the entire piece here
Sounds like we might have a winner in Wheaton. It is nice to see someone with real BBQ passion opening up a joint with the sole thought being to provide great BBQ day in and day out. Please let me know if you’ve been here as I would love to hear your thoughts.
You can find Austin BBQ here:
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