Stiles Switch BBQ and Brew, the indoor barbecue restaurant in Brentwood, is expanding with a second location out in Dripping Springs, as reported by Texas Monthly.
Owner Shane Stiles told barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn that the menu will be different than the one at his original location. This is where Lenoir chef Todd Duplechan comes into play. The pair will create a menu that is more Southern, but centered on smoked meats.
Update, 12:46 p.m.: Catherine Stiles clarified that the new location isn't a second Stiles Switch BBQ; rather, it is a brand new restaurant. It's project to open in fall 2017.
Pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick (he trained under Bob Mueller) will oversee the pits at both restaurants. Plans for the new spot include housemade sausages, smoking other meats, and playing around with other techniques.
The second Stiles Switch will have a different name, to be determined. It will open within new development Belterra Village, which is revealed to be the future home of Pieous’ relocation as well. Torchy’s Tacos is expanding to the project, as well Sky Cinemas, the new dinner movie theater from the founders of Violet Crown Cinema.
Stiles opened his joint in 2011 with Kirkpatrick. Along with ribs, Stiles is known for epic barbecue creations, like chicken fried smoked beef ribs and the Notorious R.I.B. (pairing a giant beef rib with tater tots and chili con queso), as well as excellent sandwiches.
Duplechan is keeping himself busy: he’s also working on reviving beloved fried chicken chain J.T. Youngblood’s in Mueller.
There is no projected opening date for the new Stiles Switch project as of yet.