"...Many aspects of Austin culture exert a strong gravitational pull – the music, the arts, the food, the attractive surroundings. In the Eighties, Pat Mares and Luke Zimmerman were attracted here by an acclaimed library collection and the music scene, but instead found themselves the creators of a local barbecue legend...."
"...He was 61 years old. According to his wife, Pat Mares, Luke's recently diagnosed liver cancer progressed rapidly, taking him quickly with little pain or suffering..."
"...After announcing the shuttering in late January, owner Pat Mares says the establishment was immediately flooded with fans and she hadn’t the time to give too much thought to the future of the two brick barbecue pits...."
"...Luke was an artist, provocateur, an often overly loud enthusiast, entrepreneur, and creative force. Luke leaves behind Pat Mares, his partner, best friend, co-worker, co-cook, and co-conspirator, and artist..."
"...That comes as no surprise to me, considering the popularity of barbecue in our neck of the woods right now. Just last week, I got a fax from Luke Zimmerman and Pat Mares, owners of Ruby's BBQ (512 W..."
"...The sides have always been remarkably unique, too, with an evolving assortment of tacos and salads, notoriously spicy beans, vegetarian jambalaya, and other items that show off their Cajun flair – an ode to their Blues roots. Partly due to a changing local food scene, and rising costs, owner Pat Mares has made the difficult decision to close her restaurant..."
"...I finally had an e-mail exchange with Ruby's Barbecue (512 W. 29th, 477-1651) owner Pat Mares, who says she and her staff have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support after the holiday fire at the beloved campus-area barbecue joint..."
"...› Ruby's BBQ 25th Anniversary Celebration Join Pat Mares and her team as they celebrate 25 years of fine barbecue with food and drink specials all weekend, a screening of The Fugitive Kind on Friday evening, and live music on the patio on Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm. Fri., Dec..."
"...• Local artist/music lover/entrepreneur Luke Zimmermann – best known to generations of University of Texas students as the co-owner, with wife Pat Mares, of Ruby's BBQ on Guadalupe – died June 26 at the age of 61. For more, see "Page Two" and "Food-o-File," Food...."
"...• Ruby's BBQ (512 W. 29th, 477-2529) proprietors Pat Mares and Luke Zimmerman celebrate 20 successful years of smokin' for Austin this weekend..."
"...Co-owner Cameron Alexander expects to have the garden fully operational again by the end of the year... Restaurateur Pat Mares e-mailed with the news that globe-trotting TV chef/author/raconteur Anthony Bourdain and a crew from ABC's Nightline spent several hours checking out the smoker, eating barbecue, and discussing regional foods at Ruby's Barbecue (512 W..."
"...It's one of the only barbecue joints that can serve the needs of strict herbivores and unrepentant disciples of the flesh. And just to hedge their bets, owners Pat Mares and Luke Zimmerman fill out their offerings with a few Cajun staples (chicken/sausage gumbo, red beans, and jambalaya) and a deep stable of homemade desserts...."