One of Austin's best barbecue spots, La Barbecue, set the date for its last trailer day on East Cesar Chavez: Sunday, July 30. This doesn’t mean it’s gone forever. Instead, it’s relocating to Quickie Pickie just down the street, which should reopen on Wednesday, August 2.
The merger means that La Barbecue will serve out of Quickie’s kitchen and use its counter and dining areas, while the rest of the retail shop’s operations will remain the same. "We thought it would be a fantastic partnership,” La Barbecue co-owner Ali Clem previously told Eater, “with [Quickie Pickie's] fantastic selection of beer and wine for our customers and coffee for the early birds.”
The same meat lineup will be available in La Barbecue’s new digs, from brisket to sandwiches. It will also add a second smoker to ramp up its pork and beef rib production. The hybrid barbecue and convenience shop will feature a mural from artist Xavier Scapani.
La Barbecue's current pitmasters are Brendan Lamb and Francisco Saucedo. Lamb will head to California later this year to helm La Barbecue's Los Angeles location in the fall, bringing along that vibrant yellow trailer.