Freedmen’s owner Cuatro Kowalski opened a new barbecue restaurant out in Spring Branch, Texas, found southwest of Austin and north of San Antonio. Texas 46 BBQ took over the former Texas 46 Bar and Grill on 2 Sun Valley Drive.
Chef and pitmaster Austin Fry smoked up meats in four thousand-gallon offset smokers. That means briskets, pork butts, beef ribs, and house-made sausage, available by the half-pound. Other dishes include updated takes on classic dishes like chicken fried steak burgers, poutine with pork ribs, skillet pies, and more.
Fry was previously the executive chefs of Roaring Fork and La Condesa, as well as the executive chef of Blue Smoke out in Hong Kong.
Over at the bar, Texas 46 includes draft beers, wines, frozen drinks (including a frosé), and cocktails.
Kowalski took over the 30-year-old restaurant last summer and updated the space, but kept the same easy vibe. It officially opened earlier in February.
Texas 46 BBQ is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.