Nothing says the Holidays like hoisting a wide variety of animals onto wood burning barbecue pits. The good folks up at Stiles Switch are throwing animal consumption parties during the 12 days of Christmas this year.

Austin is awash in bad barbecue. The number of outlets where you can eat smoked meat has quadrupled in the last couple years but most range in quality from terrible to barely edible.

Masters of wood fire based cooking are few and far between. John Lewis, Aaron Franklin and Lance Kirkpatrick are leading the charge in Austin proper with x-urb pitbosses like Scott Morales and Tony White doing good work outside our city limits. Below are the holiday meat specials Stiles Switch has conjured to help Austin get in the Christmas spirit. Pit boss Lance Kirkpatrick is one of the top guns in Central Texas so we have no doubt a lot of time, energy and effort will be put into properly rendering these creatures via post oak fires.

Tuesday, December 11th Smoked Pork Loin Stuffed with Cornbread & Spicy Sausage

Wednesday, December 12th Smoked Turkey Legs

Thursday, December 13th Smoked Cornish Game Hens

Friday, December 14th Chopped Beef Frito Pie

Saturday, December 15th BBQ Stew with Homemade Cornbread

Sunday, December 16th Smoked Pork Chop on a Stick

Monday, December 17th – CLOSED

Tuesday, December 18th Pit Smoked Prime Rib

Wednesday, December 19th Smoked 8oz. Bone In Rib-eye

Thursday, December 20th Brisket Meatloaf

Friday, December 21st Smoked Ham & Sweet Potatoes

Saturday, December 22nd Cabrito Sliders (Goat)

Sunday, December 23rd Brisket Tamales

We are impressed.

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