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18.11 Iron Works BBQ

January 18, 2011

I am so thankful to have people here that keep me strong in my moments of weakness.

Very few BBQ joints have started and survived in the heart of Austin, and Iron Works is one of them. It started back in 1978, and it’s one of the few places where you can eat at an actual state-recognized historical site. The restaurant occupies the same building as the Weigl Iron Works, a blacksmith business that was in operation just after the start of the 20th century.

And as much as I hate to admit this, I’m always a fan of a celebrity sighting. Tons of stars have visited this place — Bob Dylan (Hi Dad, I know you love him), Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams anyone? One of my favorite movies of all time), Leonardo Dicaprio and Jay Leno, just to name a few. I love Jay Leno, and he often shows the best cars at Barrett Jackson. What I would give to take a tour of his garage. There’s plenty more. A lot of people have enjoyed authentic Austin, Texas BBQ here over the years.

I’m also a huge BBQ sauce person. I eat it with everything. I even like McDonald’s BBQ sauce with French fries (scary to admit, I know). Point being — I love BBQ sauce, and I’m also very picky. This is some of the best sauce in the city.

I started this blog in an effort to discover local places that blow me away, and Iron Works delivered. It’s a definite must-try for locals and out-of-towners, and it has been for years.

100 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 18, 2011 10:25 am

    I live in Illinois, but several family members live in the Austin area, so I enjoy following your blog! I finally got to eat at Iron Works last spring, and the reputation is well-deserved…I enjoyed it immensely and hope I can go back soon.

    Thanks for your wonderful blog! I follow it, and it’s also on my sidebar links.

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