Update on Louie Mueller's - Taylor , TX
Had a chance to eat at Louie Mueller's yesterday , and I swear it was better than ever . I know what you are thinking : it was perfect to start , so how could it be better ? But it was just absolutely delicious .
As a lot of you know , Bobby Mueller passed away on September 6th . So , it was very reassuring to see Lance Kirkpatrick's face when I walked in yesterday . You may not know his name , but you would recognize his face , since he is the guy that slices up your order and puts it on your tray . Also had a chance to meet and say hello to Wayne Mueller , who is Bobby's son . I would say that he is a gentleman , and very solid , just like his father .
It looks like the transition here has been accomplished , and that Louie Mueller's will remain one of the best BBQ joints in Texas . Actually , it may now be the very best , cause I swear yesterday's lunch was the very best of many great lunches at Louie Mueller's .
Louie Mueller Barbecue
206 W 2nd St, Taylor, TX 76574
My wife and I ate at Louie Mueller's today...my first time. It was fabulous. I felt like I was family...I met Lance and Wayne - who took time to tell me about his Dad and just some really nice stories. The place is legend...I didn't want to leave....JonBattle
Your son is DEFINITELY correct. Our family went to LMs in Taylor for spring break weekend on the way back from San Antonio. (We live in Fort Worth) We were ready for a treat. HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!! The brisket (if you wanna call it that) was HORRIBLE. Dry, nasty, flavorless, and did I say DRY. I couldn't eat it all, so I took the rest home for my dog. The sausage wasn't bad, but definitely not the best I had had. The lemonade was great. lol Steer clear of LMs until they get back on track. (Who knows when that'll happen) Only gets a second star for atmosphere.
From the FYI Desk:
I saw where Patricia at Texas Monthly reports this from John Mueller: “Yes [the new operation] will be in Austin. I’m taking this slowly to ensure a successful comeback. My first plan is to vend in local clubs so I can reestablish my reputation and confidence. I will be looking for the exact right opportunity for a building.”
One of the few restaurateurs who I thought might come over the counter for a bare knuckle brawl when I told him I would like the fatty part of his brisket. That being said he did have the best barbecue in Austin during his stormy Manor Road tenure.
Reading his screed that he taped to the front door of his little joint suggested a need for some sort of etiquette class but once again;I'll put up with alot when you're that talented on the smoker.
Hopefully his stay in Amarillo readied him for a triumphant return to Austin.I'll be in the parking lot the morning of his opening with cash in hand for a good pound of charred and fatty please.