The Switch (Tour)
In case you have been living under a rock, the fine folks that brought you Stiles Switch BBQ have recently opened another BBQ joint in the Dripping Springs area. Owner Shane Stiles has assembled a talented crew of pitmasters that includes Christopher McGhee, Bull Dumas, Marco Oglesby, and Troy Warlick. They are serving the same Texas BBQ items you would find at Stiles Switch but also dishes with Cajun flair.
I stopped in at lunch with a buddy, a week after they had opened. We ordered brisket, pork ribs, beef rib, pulled pork, and jalapeño/cheddar & Mamou "Double Smoke" sausage. The meats are on the level of what you would expect to get served at Stiles Switch. The Mamou "Double Smoke" sausage is stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, and pork with Tabasco mash sausage. It had a great flavor. You will not find the smothered cabbage, dirty rice, and cheddar cheese grits at the other location so we had to get some of those. I loved the cabbage. They cook it in brisket drippings.
After the tasty meal, we toured the pit room. There are four 1000 gallon offset smokers and a cabinet smoker used mainly for sausage, all made by Moberg. One of the nicer setup you will find. They also put a lot of thought into the restaurant as well. It is a beautiful space. If your nose was not tipped off by the smoke, you would have never guessed it was a barbecue restaurant. We will be back soon to try more of the Cajun flavors on the dinner and brunch menu.
|Brisket, pork ribs, beef rib, pulled pork, and jalapeño/cheddar & Mamou "Double Smoke" sausage|
Until next time, happy smoking...
Address: 166 Hargraves Dr, Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 380.9199