February 3rd 2012 found us deep in the Bouldin Creek neighborhood of Austin Texas. We were looking for a story. At that point in time John Mueller was at the top of the Austin barbecue heap having dethroned his one-time employee Aaron Franklin from the throne.
Franklin’s lines were longer but Mueller’s meat was better.
Pictured, a row of behemoth pork steaks being prepped for a leisurely journey across Mueller’s iron barbecue pit.