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Stiles Switch BBQ’s New Restaurant Will Serve Cajun Food and Barbecue

The Switch will be found out in Dripping Springs.

Stiles Switch’s smoked fried alligator
Stiles Switch’s smoked fried alligator
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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.

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew announced the name of its forthcoming new Dripping Springs restaurant: The Switch. It stems from the Brentwood barbecue spot’s nickname. It'll be found within the Belterra Village development off Highway 290 and Nutty Brown Road sometime in March of 2018.

The new restaurant will focus on what Stiles knows best, smoked meats, as well as Cajun food. The restaurant has dabbled in Cajun cuisine with various specials throughout the years, with various gumbos, po’ boys, and even the smoked fried alligator during its recent 12 Days of Smoked Meats holiday specials (though unfortunately it will not be on The Switch menu).

The pitroom will include four Moberg custom-built smokers, using post oak wood. There will also be a cold smoke room for pork chops, bacon, and fish.

The Switch’s pitmasters will include Stiles’ Bill Dumas and Christopher McGhee. Stiles pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick will oversee both restaurants too. Also on the team is new general manager Tony Pollock, who was the director of operations for Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and Will Horner. Rounding out the Switch team is Lenoir chef Todd Duplechan, who is also a partner of the restaurant.

The Switch space will feature an indoor/outdoor bar with margaritas, Texas beers, and simple cocktails. Elsewhere, there will be an indoor/outdoor patio and private event/dining space. It’s being designed by Fern Santini and architecture design firm Nelsen Partners.

The Switch’s logo
The Switch’s logo
The Switch/Official

2:40pm: This article has been updated with the correct opening date and to clarify alligator will not be on the menu.

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

6610 N Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78757 Visit Website

The Switch

166 Hargraves Street, , TX 78737 (512) 212-7211 Visit Website