Mmmm!!! Texas, BBQ and Football...Just got home from dinner and tried a "new" restaurant at 900 E. 11th called J. Kelly's Barbeque. I say "new" with quotations marks because it's actually an "old" restaurant with a new makeover. Ben's Longbranch Barbeque was an East Austin landmark just off I-35 and E. 11th (behind the CVS Pharmacy). Not to be confused with the Longbranch Bar down the street.
The very nice, helpful, and knowledgeable woman behind the counter said that Ben still comes in and that they use his original recipes. And that we can catch him down the street at Gene's Original Po-Boys one day (cause he frequents there too.) The dry rub ribs were awesome! Sausage was very meaty and the brisket was yummy too. Mustard potato salad, nice and cold just like I like it. The beans were so-so, could have used some brown sugar in them for sweetness. But speaking of sweet, oh my gosh, the sweet tea was the sweetest tea I have ever tasted (even more than the year I spent in North Carolina and they know sweet tea!). I had to mix it with the unsweetened to make it to my liking.
The patio was a nice setting to a long day (yes, UT beat OU!!) and had televisions playing outside with sports highlights. (Texas Tech beat Nebraska!) I will be back and recommend that you visit this Austin establishment.
So as an experiment, I thought I would rattle off some restaurants, bars, and of course Real Estate while driving home one day on E. 6th (My Holly neighborhood). Yes, that is me driving, but please notice, I am following the rules of the roads and all watering holes are visited during non-working hours, which is few and far between in this business. Enjoy the video...