Though Californians may be moving to Austin in droves -- about eight per day between 2010 and 2014, about 15,000 in five years -- a bit of Texas is making its way out to the Golden State. Austin's renowned La Barbecue will open a location in Los Angeles, Eater reports.
A glance at La Barbecue's website lists a "Coming Soon" location in the Southern California metropolis, alongside the original Austin location in the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood.
Details are scarce to nonexistent for now; "We are not quite ready to give out info," chief operating officer Cory Rivademar told LA Weekly.
La Barbecue, a relative newcomer to the illustrious Austin barbecue scene, is bred of some of the very best stock; co-owner LeAnn Mueller is the daughter of Bobby Mueller, whose Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas, made the Mueller name nearly synonymous with some of the best of Texas barbecue.
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After Bobby Mueller's passing in 2008, LeAnn took up the family torch with partner Alison Clem and, in short order, La Barbecue was topping best-of lists compiled by even the most discerning BBQ lovers.
In Austin, a city with no shortage of top-quality smoked meats, that's no small feat. In Los Angeles, a city a Texas can only imagine largely bereft of barbecue, Austin's latest export is sure to make a splash.
Trust a Texan -- this sure as heck beats at $15 brown-bagged 40 oz.