La Barbecue closing its trailer and moving into Quickie Pickie on East Cesar Chavez Street

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One of Austin’s best barbecue operators is finally getting some air conditioning to go with its smoked meats. La Barbecue will move into the Quickie Pickie at 2027 E Cesar Chavez St. and open for business there on August 2. The menu will feature the same roster of barbecue currently sold at the trailer, which will close following service on July 30.


Quickie Pickie will continue to serve sodas, water, beer, wine, etc. to customers, but La Barbecue, which will have a sign under QP’s, will handle all of the food operations. The brick-and-mortar version of the barbecue joint founded by LeAnn Mueller in 2012 will keep the same hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, with plans to eventually add Tuesday hours, and offer indoor and outdoor seating.

The La Barbecue trailer opened in 2012 in South Austin and moved to its current East Austin lot in 2015. For more on LeAnn Mueller, including her family background and history as a professional photographer, check out Daniel Vaughn’s comprehensive interview with her from 2015 on


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