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Smoked Burritos and Fried Alligator Coming to Stiles Switch BBQ

Meaty collaborations with chefs Philip Speer, Callie Speer, and Todd Duplechan for the restaurant’s holiday specials

Last year’s smoked fried chicken special
Last year’s smoked fried chicken special
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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.

Brentwood barbecue spot Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew’s annual meat-filled holiday tradition, 12 Days of Smoked Meats, is back for 2017, beginning on Tuesday, December 5. This time, the restaurant teamed up with local chefs for several of the meaty specials.

Bonhomie’s Philip Speer is whipping up the “smoked Brentwood burrito,” with the fillings to be announced. Lenoir chef Todd Duplechan is making smoked brisket and sausage gumbo (this collaboration makes sense since Duplechan and Stiles’ owner Shane Stiles are teaming up for a Southern smoked meats restaurant in Dripping Springs sometime next year). Holy Roller’s Callie Speer will work on biscuits served with smoked bacon gravy and pulled pork (the downtown diner’s Local sandwich is made with Stiles’ brisket).

“Our guest chef collaborations this year are part of us celebrating some of our good friends in the business,” co-owner Shane Stiles' wife Catherine told Eater. “We have so many talented friends in the culinary scene. These are true friendships we wanted to have come in, and just have a day of fun.”

Then there are the usual returning favorites from Stiles pitmaster Bill Dumas, like the chicken fried beef rib with tater tot casserole, smoked brisket meatloaf, and more. Another new addition is the smoked fried alligator.

Stiles Switch’s 12 Days of Smoked Meats

Day 1
Tuesday, December 5
Smoked tri-tip fajitas, served with chips and Tacodeli’s chile con queso

Day 2
Wednesday, December 6
Smoked Brentwood Burrito with guest chef Philip Speer

Day 3
Thursday, December 7
The Dirty Chop: smoked smothered pork steak over dirty rice

Day 4
Friday, December 8
Smoked brisket meatloaf, served with buttermilk mashed potatoes

Day 5
Saturday, December 9
Smoked brisket and sausage gumbo with guest chef Todd Duplechan

Day 6
Sunday, December 10
Smoked fried alligator, served with Cajun corn on the cob

Day 7
Tuesday, December 12
Smoked brisket meatball sub with smoked marinara

Day 8
Wednesday, December 13
Smoked prime rib, served with house-made horseradish cream sauce

Day 9
Thursday, December 14
Biscuits and smoked bacon gravy served with pulled pork with chef Callie Speer

Day 10
Friday, December 15
Chicken fried beef rib served with tater tot casserole

Day 11
Saturday, December 16
Pitmaster Bill Dumas’ smoked brisket chili, served with cornbread

Day 12
Thursday, December 21 through Saturday, December 23
Holiday tamales: smoked brisket or smoked pulled pork

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

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