Voodoo BBQ & Grill has invaded our northern neighbor Round Rock. Remember this guy y’all? Voodoo BBQ & Grill’s Tony Avila? Take it away Mr. Avila.
“It’s great for us because at a lot of barbecue places you walk in and there’s pigs on the wall, a Texas-style country western feel. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we just wanted to separate and have a different-style feel than those. The ambiance has a New Orleans feel,” Avila said. “We have said we’re a New Orleans-style barbecue. There’s a little extra spice and flavor to our food and extra emphasis on side items.” Of course we had a considered response. It’s here http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/8/16/New-Orleans-Comes-To-Austin-Voodoo-BBQ-And-Grill-Plans-Texas-Expansion-Austin-Yawns
As if that wasn’t bad enough, lets pass the mic to local owner Brent Willits. Love the way he describes his barbecue as “product”. Car mufflers and Panasonic speakers are “product” Willits, at least get your nomenclature correct if you want to make money off a Texas tradition. From a press release they mailed to our inbox:
“We’ve been marketing heavily over the last four months, going to talk to people, dropping off coffee mugs, that sort of thing, and people are getting really excited about it,” said Brent Willits, whose daughter Angela will manage the store. “I really think we’re offering something that’s different, and I think the whole idea of Cajun-Creole-Caribbean fusion is really something that’s going to do great. The store looks great… If we can get people in to try the product, they’ll be back.”
The press release goes on to allow as how Voodoo BBQ & Grill serves “competition” style barbecue.
Don’t make us laugh Voodoo. That horseshit might go over in Bumpkinsville, but out here in the Great State we know what competition barbecue is and y’all ain’t serving it.
We’re still waiting on a red beans and rice shop out of Lubbock to roll into New Orleans and set up shop. That would take roughly the same amount of chuzpah as what Voodoo BBQ & Grill has to bring their corporate barbecue to Central Texas.
real Texas barbecue coverage this way http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/category/texas-barbecue/
and the best news the Round Rock restaurant scene has had in years, http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/round-rock-texas-your-prayers-have-been-answered-jack-allens-kitchen-prepares-to-open-in-williamson-county/