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Published on February 26, 2024
LeRoy & Lewis to Ignite Austin's Barbecue Scene with New South Austin RestaurantSource: LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue

Get ready, Austin barbecue aficionados. The much-anticipated LeRoy & Lewis barbecue restaurant is about to hit the city's culinary scene with its bold take on smoking meats. The popular barbecue truck will be serving up its new school barbecue at 5621 Emerald Forest Drive starting this Wednesday, February 28, according to Eater Austin.

The new brick-and-mortar spot doesn’t just bring an expanded menu to the table it also promises a robust experience featuring a bar, retail space for barbecue goods, and a plethora of seating options both inside and out. Eater Austin indicates that with a heavy focus on whole animal utilization, the kitchen will be rolling out an array of unique dishes, such as pulled whole hog, pulled lamb, smoked chicken, and a selection of specialty sausages including pork hop, beef chorizo, and lamb kofta.

It's not just about meat at this establishment. Vegetarians and health-conscious eaters have their seats at the table with options like cauliflower burnt ends, vegan miso-glazed carrots, and a variety of salads. Ensuring a well-rounded menu, weekend lovers can anticipate exclusive specials like beef cheeks on Friday, Akaushi brisket and bacon ribs on Saturday, and pork chops to close out the weekend on Sunday, as per Austin American Statesman.

The restaurant launch also signifies a temporary closure of the LeRoy & Lewis truck, expected to reopen in a month as the new site establishes itself. With future plans to extend operating hours, the restaurant will initially open its doors from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. So, whether you're looking for a sustainable, lip-smacking plate of smoked meats or some creative vegetarian options, LeRoy & Lewis's new spot in South Austin seems ready to satisfy your cravings.