Elvis is Coming to Town

For a good ol' Texan backyard BBQ

Supposedly Tennessee beat out Texas for the best barbecue in the country last week, but it appears the King of Rock & Roll has his own opinion because he’s leaving Graceland and coming to Austin.

BBQ daydreams
On Wednesday, May 27, we’re switching up your dinner plans with what is surely to be a festive and alternative culinary experience. The Bread & Circus Supper Club is hosting Elvis’ Tiki Backyard BBQ at Palm Door on Sabine with all things Elvis-related. The cuisine will be widespread, including new takes on the classic Elvis sandwich, accompanied by wine pairings and cocktails. The music will of course be rockin’ and the attire will be festive. Dress to impress with your favorite Hawaiian-themed shirt (we know you have multiple), as The Austin Chronicle’s very own Elvis expert Sarah K. Wolf will be judging the Hawaiian T-shirt contest.
The Chronicle's Sarah K. Wolf with the King (Photo by Sarah K. Wolf)

Now let’s welcome Elvis’ Tennessee-betrayal with open arms and a full plate of Texan Tiki BBQ.

You can check out the expansive menu which includes vegetarian and vegan options below.

Tickets for the event can be purchased here.


  • -Spam Musubi (GF): Banana & Chili Sauce
  • -Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Peaches (GF available): Toasted Streusel, Blackberry Balsamic
  • Salad:
  • -Squid Salad (GF): Shaved Shallot, Dried Apricot, Cilantro, Chilis, Taro Chips, Tamari & Lime
  • Main:
  • -Teriyaki Jumbo Prawns (GF): Sautéed Kiwi, Starfruit, Red Bell, & Mango. Spicy Mango Butter Sauce
  • -BBQ Pork Carnitas (GF available): Pickled Red Onion, Pineapple, Jicama, Crusty French Bread
  • -Cassava w/ Mojo Picon (GF): Garlic Aioli, Mojo Picon, Pickled Cucumber, Toasted Almond
  • Desert:
  • -Coconut Cream Pie (GF): It’s Amazing.
  • -The Elvis: Peanut Butter Bar, Caramelized Banana, Bacon, Wildflower Honey

    Vegetarian & Vegan Menu:

  • -"Sham" musubi
  • -White gazpacho with grilled peach
  • Salad:
  • -Rock-a-Hula Salad: Grilled romaine, shaved shallot, avocado, cilantro, chilies, taro, coconut, tamari vinaigrette
  • -Teriyaki Kebabs: Vegan meatballs, spicy mango glaze, pineapple rice
  • -Root Vegetable Croquette: Beets. Sweet Potato, Fennel, Onion, Fresno Chili Mojo
  • -Chicken Fried Tofu: Caramelized onion sauce, mustard potato salad
  • Dessert:
  • -Monkey Business: Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter

    Location: Palm Door on Sabine
    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    Time: 7pm

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