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Terry Black's Barbecue's Smoke Bothering Neighbors

Bouldin Creek residents aren’t happy with the constant campfire smell.

Terry Black's Barbecue
Terry Black's Barbecue
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

The constant smell of smoke from the famed meat-loving family’s Terry Black's Barbecue is bothering nearby neighbors, as reported by the Statesman. When the north winds pick up, houses located on the hill above Black’s pits get wafts of smoke. Guy Watts explained to the Statesman:

"If our house was next door, then the smoke would go over our house [...] But because we’re up on a hill, the (smoke) drifts directly into our backyards, driveways and into our homes. … Every day over the last 30 days, we’ve had smoke coming over our properties."

The constant campfire aroma is affecting the neighbors, including one who said he had to get an inhaler. Another bought an air filter, which helps, but the price maintenance is high because it has to be replaced every three months.

Despite the smoke problem, the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association still supports and welcomes the presence of the neighborhood restaurant. The neighbors and owner Mike Black are working together to figure out a solution. Black already tried reworking the pit, rearranging the schedule, and cutting down on his wood use. The neighbors want him to install an air filter system. A solution is still being worked on.

Terry Black's BBQ

1003 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX (512) 394-5899 Visit Website