Thursday April 26
After another decent cuppa joe at Olmos Perk in San Antonio, I was on the road again.
About 75 minutes later I found myself here
J Mueller BBQ
J Mueller sets up shop a couple of miles south of downtown Austin
With nothing more than a truck and trailer
and a few picnic tables
The smell of smoke permeates the lot- surely a good sign
I arrived a little before 11 AM to ensure that I avoided a large crowd.
J Mueller is the grandson of the original Louie Mueller
and his Q is from what I understand very similar to the original standards….
All the meet is ordered by the pound, or half a pound…..
I already knew what I was getting
luscious fatty brisket
A succulent smokey link
and my favorite of the bunch
The most tender beef rib I’ve ever had enveloped in smokey bliss…
Wow do I miss texas Q
The sides were merely an after thought
Unfortunately the slaw was the 2nd item of the trip that I didn’t care for at all- It was full of onion- and I do not care for onion in my cole slaw at all. I would not order it again.
Like Louie Mueller’s a small container of a peppery marinade is also included- it’s really inconsequential considering how extraordinary the smoked meat is.
Other than the slaw, J Muellers was truly a home run.
I was a mile away from my motel, which was only a 15 minute walk to downtown. too early to check in- I was able to let them hold my luggage, I would only be staying there for one evening. There was a food and wine convention in Austin that weekend which drove the prices of all the downtown hotels up and many of which were also sold out.
I parked my car and walked across the river to downtown.
Just past the center downtown was my “tourist” stop of the day.
The Texas State Capitol Building
A guided tour was given
The statues in the background are of Sam Houston and Stephen Austin
And of course this is Davy Crockett.
And this painting depicts the Battle of San Jacinto and the Surrender of Santa Ana- the guide told us that everyone wants to see the Alamo- where the Texans lost- however the Battle of San Jacinto was the actual victory.
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