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Update on Louie Mueller's - Taylor , TX

pinotho Oct 17, 2008 01:38 PM

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

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    JonMarcTx RE: pinotho Dec 12, 2008 04:57 PM

    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

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      Winedot RE: pinotho Oct 21, 2009 10:59 AM

      I understand that Lance is no longer employed at Louie Mueller's.

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        Jaymes RE: Winedot Oct 21, 2009 11:05 AM

        Anyone know where he's gone?

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          pinotho RE: Winedot Oct 21, 2009 12:25 PM

          I can confirm that he's no longer there, but don't know where he has gone. Hoping someone will post his new whereabouts.

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            Jaymes RE: pinotho Oct 21, 2009 12:48 PM

            Boy, wish we could talk (bribe) him into coming to Houston.

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              Winedot RE: pinotho Oct 22, 2009 06:18 AM

              Rumor is that he's looking to open up a restaurant of his own (presumably in the Taylor area). I don't believe it will be barbecue joint though.

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                SpencerFord RE: Winedot Dec 21, 2009 04:53 AM

                Lance is opening a restaurant called Mimosas in the old odd fellows building in Taylor. It is on 4th street near the post office and the old rail car restaurant. It is not open yet.

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                  Winedot RE: SpencerFord Feb 4, 2010 01:45 PM

                  My understanding is that Lance's new restaurant will open on February 14th.

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                    amysuehere RE: Winedot Feb 5, 2010 05:36 AM

                    name? Location?

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                      Winedot RE: amysuehere Feb 5, 2010 06:12 AM

                      I believe the name of the restaurant will be The Mimosa Cafe. It will be located just around the corner from and a couple of blocks north of Louie Mueller's. The restaurant will occupy the bottom floor of the old Oddfellows building at Fourth and Talbot.

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                        Jaymes RE: Winedot Feb 5, 2010 08:15 AM

                        Do you know the type of cuisine? Is it going to offer barbecue?

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                          Winedot RE: Jaymes Feb 10, 2010 02:11 PM

                          My understanding is that it will not be barbecue but rather something along the lines of traditional "home-style cooking" fare.

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                          amysuehere RE: Winedot Feb 8, 2010 08:18 AM

                          Hmm. Don't think it'd be wise to compete that closely with LM's. I know personally I wouldn't go all that way, get that close to LM and then go somewhere else. I'm just sayin'.

                          Based on that, I'd have to assume he's going for something altogether different. Best of luck to him.

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                            Jaymes RE: amysuehere Feb 8, 2010 08:22 AM

                            Yes, that was my first thought.

                            However, having a bunch of folks all offering up barbecue in Lockhart doesn't seem to have hurt any of them much.

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                              Winedot RE: amysuehere Feb 15, 2010 06:02 AM

                              The Mimosa opened over the weekend. Lance is certainly "going for something altogether different"--from chicken fried steak to trout nachos to lamb lollipops to Beef Wellington. He's open for breakfast, lunch, and supper.

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                                Winedot RE: Winedot Feb 16, 2010 07:22 AM

                                Here's a story on the new restaurant:


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                                  Jaymes RE: Winedot Mar 6, 2010 01:27 PM

                                  Wonder if anyone has had a chance to try out Lance's new restaurant.

                                  And do you know if they're going to serve any barbecue at all?

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                                    Winedot RE: Jaymes Apr 13, 2010 08:44 AM

                                    Word is that Lance has cut his hours recently--eliminating breakfast. Probably not a good sign.

              2. twinwillow RE: pinotho Oct 21, 2009 04:09 PM

                Lance is no longer at Louie Mueller's? Damn!

                1. twinwillow RE: pinotho Dec 21, 2009 02:09 PM

                  My son who lives in Austin and like me, loves Louie Mueller's BBQ now tells me the last few times he was there (without Lance) the BBQ was not good at all.
                  All I can say is, BUMMER!

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                    BigJimTX RE: twinwillow Mar 29, 2010 11:37 AM

                    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.

                  2. DallasDude RE: pinotho Jan 8, 2010 07:24 AM

                    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.”

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                      scrumptiouschef RE: DallasDude Feb 3, 2010 05:59 PM

                      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.

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                        pinotho RE: scrumptiouschef Feb 17, 2010 10:08 AM

                        always like your posts Scrumptious.......if you're still standing, will you report back after your meal ?

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                          Shoeless Joe RE: scrumptiouschef May 10, 2010 02:59 PM

                          hahaha scrumptiouschef Im really not all that tough

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