R.O's Outpost B.B.Q has won several awards over the years, and also comes with a side of a romantic story. I met with the owners this afternoon, and I'll start with the story.
Randy and Kathy Osban met while working at Clark's Outpost BBQ in Tioga, TX some 27 years ago. They worked there for 12 years. Almost 14 years ago, they were in the Texas Hill Country on vacation, having lunch at a restaurant and asked what happened to the BBQ place next door.
The owner happened to be around and asked if they wanted to see it, and they did. Right down the street is a street called RO Drive. RO happens to be Randy's initials. They drove down that street, made a left on Bee Creek Rd, and guess what street was just about 1/2 mile down? You guessed it, Kathy Ln.
This was more than just a coincidence. This was a sign that everything was meant to fall into place right here in Spicewood, TX. They never made it back to Tioga as they made their home right here.
Kathy's pies have been voted Best Pie 8 years in a row! The pie that one for 2008 was the Jalapeno Dutch Apple Pie. They do sell whole pies, but one day advanced notice is needed. Also, if you want one of her pies for Thanksgiving, you must call at least 2 months in advance or you're too late!
Other awards they have won include: Best Chicken Fried Steak for 5 years running, Best Restaurant for 3 years, and Best Veggies for Randy's Jalapeno Black Eyed Peas.
Many celebrities frequent the modest restaurant. Willie Nelson lives and has a studio near by so he stops in often. Marcia Ball, Dan Rather, and the Dixie Chicks are just a couple of the pictures on the walls...
When you stop by, don't forget to put your face in the heads and take your memorabilia picture.
RO's Outpost BBQ is located at Highway 71 West at Hazy Hills Dr, Spicewood, TX 78669. They are opened Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am-9pm, closed Sunday and Monday. They have daily specials, it's BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle/Beer), and also offer catering. Pecanwood is used for its sweetness, and they also serve a special sauce.
Stop in and tell them Donna sent you!
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