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Texas-Style Florida Barbecue Slinger Comes Home to Austin

Pitmaster Mark Gabrick is returning home after four years serving smoked meats in Sarasota, Florida

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A tray of barbecue from Gabrick Barbecue
A tray of barbecue from Gabrick Barbecue
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Austin is getting a new barbecue joint with the opening of Gabrick Barbecue in far southwest Austin. It’s opening within honky tonk bar 290 West Club at 12013 West Highway 290 tomorrow on Friday, March 29.

The initial menu will feature bar food like bacon burnt ends, chicken wings, and smoked pecans. Along with ribs, there will be barbecue tacos and sandwiches stuffed with brisket and pulled pork. Scope out the menu below. Gabrick will add more items in the near future. Expect brisket and the such.

The counter-service barbecue restaurant will be found at the space’s lower bar. 290 West Club’s bar will also sell Gabrick’s smoked and fried chicken wings, as well as offer access to mixed drinks and beers.

Pitmaster Mark Gabrick had been based Sarasota, Florida where he opened a Texas-style barbecue spot Brick’s Barbecue, first as a farmers market stand in 2014, and then as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. He left in January 2018 to move back to Austin to be closer to his family.

“Barbecue for me is sensory, memory,” Gabrick told Eater, “so I wanted to recreate some of the best flavors that have been passed down to me, and use that as a catalyst to draw friends and neighbors together.

“No other food does that quite the way barbecue does,” he continued, “and it has allowed me an amazing opportunity to give back to my local community through food.”

Gabrick will be open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (or until sold out) Fridays and Saturdays.

Gabrick Barbecue

12013 West Highway 290, Austin, Texas 78737 Visit Website

290 West Club

12013 West Highway 290, Austin, Texas 78737 (512) 288-0808

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