Get Gas at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q

When I returned to Austin for my second visit, There were two places I had to return to, The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q. In Texas, it seems that everyone spells barbecue differently. Rudy’s is a chain that started life near San Antonio, Texas and now has multiple locations in Texas and other southwest states.

The atmosphere is a tongue-in-cheek cafeteria attached to a “country store” and a gas station. Yes, you read it right, a gas station; you can fill up your gas tank and stomach at the same place! The barbecue is great; rubbed with their dry rub spices and smoked with oak. The meat is all sold by weight, so you can try different kinds; they even threw is some extras stuff that we didn’t order! The meat is presented dry and you have the choice of adding a little of the sauce or smothering it.

Next time you need gas in Austin, make sure you fill up at Rudy’s!

Restaurant: Rudy’s Bar-B-Q
Location: Austin, Texas

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Author: Jacob Ung Being Chinese born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, Jacob considers himself quite the cultural mutt. His father was a foodie, with his two joys in life being food and golf, in that order. Though his father loved Chinese cuisine, he enjoyed exploring food of different cultures. Through his father's influence, he and his brothers learned to love food, and he hopes to influence his sons as well.