This is a shrine that the May’s family, owners of Sam’s Barbecue, call “the graveyard”. It’s an homage to the family members that have passed on in recent years. We’ve discussed the hard times at Sam’s recently quite a bit on this site.
For those uninitiated here are some links to give you some background information.
We rolled by Sam’s on Franklin Barbecue’s opening day http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/3/14/Austin-Daily-Photo-Sams-Barbecue-Sunday-March-13th-2011 A picture from the past http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2010/9/30/Austin-Daily-Photo-Sams-Barbecue-Wednesday-September-30th-2010
Controversy engulfs the ancient barbecue house http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/7/28/Say-It-Aint-So-Sams-Barbecue-Hard-Day-On-The-East-Side-Of-Austin
Video is released on the affair http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/8/26/Breaking-News-New-Video-Released-By-KVUE-News-In-Black-Market-Brisket-Case
Sam’s has a triumphant return to business after being shuttered by police http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/8/19/The-Sun-Is-Shining-In-East-Austin-Once-Again-Sams-Barbecue-Has-Reopened
Update: Brian Mays, owner of Sam’s, has a court appearance this month on the charges brought by Austin Police Department. We will provide coverage of the hearing and an update as to the outcome. A lot is riding on this court procedure as May’s is up on some pretty serious charges.
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