Micklethwait Craft Meats Opens Second Location in Smithville

BBQ giant opens first brick-and-mortar

Tom Micklethwait is known for his namesake craft meats right here in East Austin, but on Saturday, he’s set to open his first brick-and-mortar in Smithville with partner and pit master Ren Garcia.

Courtesy of Micklethwait Craft Meats

Located 45 miles outside of Austin in downtown Smithville, Micklethwait Market & Grocery will include familiar staples from Micklethwait Craft Meats' trailer menu like their craft sausage, slow-smoked brisket, and pork ribs while also including a grocery delicatessen to create a quick-stop for baked goods and grab-and-go snacks.

Courtesy of Micklethwait Craft Meats

Micklethwait’s brick-and-mortar displays strong ties to its roots while also paying homage to its new location by featuring art by Austin-based artists such as Tim Kerr and Lisa Rawlinson. Kerr’s mural on display outside of the restaurant includes notable Smithville residents and Texan natives such as hip-hop producer Robert Earl Davis Jr., American educator Bettye Caldwell, and “King of Barbecue” Walter Jetton. The market also includes a retail shop featuring Central Texas-inspired gifts and books.

Micklethwait Market & Grocery (114 N. E. 2nd Street, Smithville) opens Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10:30am.

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