FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
BYOB – We do not sell alcohol but you are welcome to bring your own in any of the days we are open. We do give away limited beer to those dining in; everyday we are open, until it runs out. You just need to ask for it when you are paying for your meal.
HOURS – We are open 10:30am until 2:00 pm on both Thursday & Friday along with the 1s t Saturday of each month. We work all week to make this possible and at this time, that is all we wish to commit to. This is a hobby that I love and am very passionate about. For me, more hours would make it a business and a job, and not my goal.
LINES – Why do we have lines and do we like lines? No we do not like lines and why would we? Lines exist in most things where large crowds go. Music events, sporting events, Six Flags, Black Friday, etc. Busy restaurants require reservations weeks in advance and others wait on top of that. I don’t know of any business who wants a line nor any customers who wants to wait in them. We close out an order approximately every 51 seconds. That’s the best we can do and still take a few seconds to say hello and be hospitable to those who have waited. To those who do not have time to wait, I get that; and I’m sorry, but every real good barbecue joint I have visited has a line.
OUT OF FOOD – Currently we feed 300-500 people at lunch depending on the day. With prep, cooking and resting times, great barbecue takes 10 to 40 hours depending on the item. Every single week, we look at amounts sold and try to determine how much more to make the following week. We do a pretty darn good job adjusting. While we may run out of a featured item, we very, very rarely run out of the holy trinity of bbq. Again, why would we want to run out? It makes no sense.
PRE-ORDERS & CATERING – We do not cater and do not want to cater. I like to serve what I can control and give you the best experience possible. If you are having a lunch event away from our shack and want to pick it up, we will try to help. See our web site for that process. We also usually sell whole chilled briskets and slabs of pork ribs .
AKAUSHI – What is Akaushi beef? It is an exceptionally delicious and healthy Japanese beef available to American consumers and most importantly, raised in Texas! We are very lucky we have a great relationship with Ben E. Keith Co. and Heartbrand Beef. If you wish to understand more, try our beef to see for yourself.
DRINKS – Do we only sell bottled drinks? Yes we only sell bottled drinks. No cups, no ice, no straws. Without explaining the whole reasoning of the experience we want you to enjoy, a soda fountain machine does not fit into the backyard feel we have created for our dining area nor in the limited schedule of days we are open. We went to great lengths to have a large variety of drinks people would love from Big Red, to Topo Chico, Mexican Coke and water. We also sampled many bottled teas since nothing can replace fresh brewed tea. Again we are BYOB at all times so if this is one of your hang ups, please feel free to bring any drinks you wish as you would any backyard barbecue.
We want you to have an exciting and memorable experience every time you visit us. I hope some of these answers will help you to do just that. It’s not about being the best barbecue, it’s about being your favorite barbecue shack.
Thanks for reading, Todd & Misty David