Texas barbecue goes back to German butchers who settled in Central Texas
during the mid-1800s. They took a hint from Mexican vaqueros and emphasized
beef, not pork in their barbecue. They hand-rubbed the meat with salt, pepper
and spices and cooked it at a distance of three feet from the fire in pits
filled with available hardwoods, including oak, hickory, pecan and mesquite. The
taste was as distinctive as it was delicious.
Joel's Bar-B-Q, we still do it much the same way: slow cooking on a pit for up
to twelve hours, over real Mesquite wood in our special pits. But in addition to
beef brisket, we cook St. Louis style and baby back ribs, chicken, turkey drumsticks, pork
loin and homemade sausage. We serve our mesquite-smoked barbecue with our own mild smokey barbecue sauce which accentuates the wonderful taste of the meat
Joel's BAR-B-Q is a small family-owned business located in Flatonia,
Texas. Joel's started as a weekend business on wheels in October 1978. Joycelyn
and her then-husband Joel Kubesch parked their smoker wherever they thought they
could attract a crowd.
After spending over a year operating as a weekend
business on wheels, with business growing, they began to
visualize a real Texas barbecue pit that made great BBQ, set in a rustic
environment. So, they set out to realize their dream. All they could think of
was a small cozy place with rustic wood beams, aged stone walls, and open air
seating. They built a one-room temporary building next to a gas station at I-10
FM 609 and was ready to bring Joel's to reality. And today, after more
than 25 years of being in business, that temporary building is the front kitchen
of a patchwork building. The rest is Flatonia history!
All meats used by Joel's are SLOW COOKED over Mesquite wood. As we
say...cookin' the old fashion way! All our meat is hand sliced....And, each slab of ribs is trimmed out to our very
tight specifications...NO Automation!
So pull up a chair, roll up your sleeves and dig into the best BBQ in the
our customers with the highest quality products, and
give world class customer
continuing to expand and grow our business.
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