Kosher barbecue can now be found in Austin, thanks to JoeBob’s Kosher BBQ, as discovered on Reddit. The food trailer claims to be the "first slow-smoked kosher barbecue in Central Texas." The soft launch will be held on Saturday at the Jewish Community Center on 7300 Hart Lane.
The menu includes sliced and whole brisket, chopped beef, beef back ribs, and smoked chicken. All of the meat is glatt kosher, which means it is held to a higher kosher standard. The Houston Kashruth Association, a nonprofit that specializes in all things kosher, oversees the meat process. JoeBob’s plans on opening on the first Sunday of every month, as well as offer catering. Portions of every sale go towards charities including the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin and Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.
Austin was supposed to get its first kosher deli in 2013 with Mastman’s Deli, but it never opened due to lockouts and legal problems.