Remember when the excellent Micklethwait Craft Meats had that outpost in Smithville
? Well, that's all changed, and the former Vasek Garage
venue is now home to this new restaurant and bar and butcher shop
that boasts an equally meat-forward agenda. (The joint specializes in Mexican-style slow roasting in 1000-gallon propane pits, and everything – sourcing, processing, and smoking the meats – happens in-house. And "carne lenta," for you monoglot Englishers, means slow meat
.) This is where, on Saturday, pitmaster Tony Olvera
and co-owner Simon Madera
(of Taco Flats and la Holly fame) are glad to welcome you with an opening celebration that features live music from Austin's own bluesy wonderman Guy Forsyth
. FYI, there's good social distancing on the patio, and the barbecue ... well, from what we've heard, "good" would be a sad, sad understatement.