Big Cat BBQ sits just outside of Austin, in the Hill Country suburb of Cedar Park. It's named for its owner, James Jones, whose nickname is—you guessed it—“Big Cat.” In 2015, Jones opened Big Cat with an emphasis on traditional barbecue style, emphasizing slow cooking, classic meats, and staying far away from such monstrosities as garden salads, heavy helpings of cheese, and anything on an artisan-baked bun. Read Story
The joint has been so successful that they're bringing the three-meat plate to another outpost in Round Rock in October. Read Story
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