John Mueller Meat Co
Continuing the revered institution of Texas meat markets, John Mueller Meat Co is bringing the traditional butcher and smokehouse back to Austin, Tx.
John Mueller Meat Co will be opening up shop on February 20th on the East Side, sharing a lot with Kellee’s Place at 2500 E. 6th St. Boasting a trailer setup, picnic tables and Texas music streaming from the speakers, customers will also be able to purchase beer from Kellee’s and are welcome to eat their meals inside.
Traditional smoked meats of brisket, beef ribs, sausage, pork ribs, pork shoulder and turkey will be available, as well as classic sides such as baked squash, potato salad and pinto beans. In addition to meals, John Mueller Meat Co will also serve as a butcher shop and artisan grocery, selling handcrafted sausages, seasoned meats, homemade relishes and barbecue sauces.
JMMC takes it’s name from talented meat master John Mueller, a legend amongst the barbecue circuit and a third generation Texan meat merchant. Though, don’t dare call him a pit boss: “I’m not a pit boss. I’m not a pit master. I’m a cook, I cook for a living” says Mueller.
Eating at John Mueller Meat Co will be reminiscent of a great cookout at your buddy’s house; says Mueller: “We’re gonna offer you the biggest backyard BBQ in Austin. Y’all c’mon down and stay a while”. The location is mere minutes from the Downtown area, and was selected for it’s nostalgic connection to Mueller; “I first came to Austin and set up on the East Side. It just made sense to go back”.
Operating hours for John Mueller Meat Co will be Tuesday thru Saturday, from 10.30am until sold out. With large capacity pits, they hope to ensure the meat is available for purchase as long as possible.
Though the location and experience is new, meat fans can still expect to encounter Mueller’s trademark crotchety brand of “customer service”, and of course, he’ll still be handing out free beers to those waiting in long lines. Some things never change.