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Ruby’s BBQ Set to Close
The beloved barbecue restaurant will shutter by the end of February
DAILY Food  January 31, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Ruby’s BBQ, an Austin institution of nearly 30 years, will shut its doors forever by the end of February. Famous for their brick pit, oak-smoked barbecue, the eclectic spot near UT campus has been serving up reasonably priced, legit brisket, ribs, and smoked chicken for longer than most current college kids have been alive...."

Ruby's BBQ Pits to Live On in New Restaurant
Local chefs preserve a piece of barbecue history
DAILY Food  April 3, 2018, by Veronica Meewes
"...Ruby’s BBQ closed its doors at the end of February, after serving Austin for nearly thirty years. But now, thanks to the dedication of a few local chefs, the iconic campus-area restaurant will give life to Austin’s future food world...."

Ruby’s BBQ: Where Austin Music & Barbecue Legends Intersect
Campus-area mainstay celebrates its silver anniversary
DAILY Food  December 13, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Neither Pat nor Luke wanted to name to business after themselves, so they put several name possibilities in a hat and had their friends choose a favorite. Ruby’s BBQ had been a last minute addition, based on their recent viewing of Sidney Lumet’s The Fugitive Kind, where Marlon Brando and Joanne Woodward go to a juke joint by that name..."

Ruby's BBQ
Previous Hot Sauce Festival Winners
Food Column  September 3, 1999
"...Ruby's BBQ..."

XBRMNT's Top 10 for the Week of Nov. 22
XBMRNT gives thanks for his favorite songs of the week.
DAILY Qmmunity  November 24, 2010, by Nakia
"..."Keep the Car Running" - Arcade Fire Self explanatory title. 7. "All You Can Eat (And You Can Eat It All Night Long)" - Candye Kane Bisexual former adult film star and Blues howlin' mamma wrote this song about late nights at Ruby's BBQ..."

Austin's Barbecue Culture Is Well-Seasoned Thanks to These Pioneers
A brief history of old-school 'cue
Food Story  June 14, 2018, by Veronica Meewes
"...While some of Austin's oldest barbecue joints – like Salt Lick, Stubb's, County Line, and PoK-e-Jo's – went on to expand into multiple locations, plenty of other popular family-run establishments closed their doors throughout the years. Just this winter, Austin bid farewell to Ruby's BBQ, a beloved campus-area restaurant and staple of the city's blues community...."

Texas Barbecue Festival Info
Sunday, Oct. 9 at Austin's Historic Farmers' Market
Food Story  October 7, 2005
"...16) Ruby's BBQ..."

Loaded Dice
Less is no longer more to Iron & Wine's Sam Beam
Music Story  January 28, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Sam Beam's signature belongs on the rustic wooden walls of Ruby's BBQ, somewhere between the washed-out Antone's concert posters and a Flaming Lips illustration. The Guadalupe watering hole has become a favorite of the Iron & Wine dignitary, who moved to the Texas Hill Country in 2005 and goes seemingly unrecognized here as two plates of brisket sandwiches and collard greens arrive on the outside porch...."

Dancing About Architecture
Let's Start Off With a (Mag) Neato Story (Ville)
Music Column  November 3, 1995
"...Wanna bet Rather, who doesn't like musicians with less than three names, was the one who called the cops on Björk? SXSW Sneaking Closer Former Emo's booker Dave Thomson wants to make it very clear to any of you who may not think that the SXSW Music Conference is "cool" that he's working there full-time now and is pushing for all you local bands to submit applications and demo tapes this year -- and with a November 16 deadline (or a November 15 postmark on those sent through the mail), you'd best get to work on it right away. There's an application elsewhere in this issue if you're planning to go the mail-in route, and if you're the last-minute type there'll be a big last-chance get-together at Ruby's BBQ on the 16th, where you can drop your app off, have a beer, and wash it down with some hot sauce..."

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
Food Story  May 20, 1999
"...An efficient drive-through window around back makes Rudy's especially convenient for those who are just passing through and want to pick up a hearty snack for home consumption. --R.F. ELGIN Cross-Town BBQ (3)..."

Second Helpings: Barbecue in Town
Food Story  March 19, 2004
"...The burgers are incredible, the country-style pork ribs massive and divine – great barbecue of all types, available as combos, plates, or sandwiches. Go there.BBQ World Headquarters1519 W..."

It's all about the barbecue
Food Column  February 27, 2004, by Virginia B. Wood
"...BBQ Bites..."

Capital Idea!
On the phone, on the Web, on the farm, or in the store: giving a little Austin to the foodies on your gift list
Food Story  December 5, 2003
"...Brand-new line of excellent gourmet products from Fredericksburg's Fischer & Wieser. Inspired by the acclaimed cookbook of the same name by Terry Thompson-Anderson, these unique products include the Lavaca Bay Lemongrass Pesto, Whiskey 'n' Peaches BBQ sauce, Pasilla de Oaxaca Chile Sauce, Chipotle Chile Ketchup, Texas Port Wine Glaze, and Ridin' High Rosemary Dressing..."

Page Two: Making Their Marks
Austin loses two legends in one week
Columns  July 2, 2010, by Louis Black
"...Luke leaves behind Pat Mares, his partner, best friend, co-worker, co-cook, and co-conspirator, and artist. The two are most well known for starting and running Ruby's BBQ, which is famous both for its exceptional natural beef and its commitment to and interaction with the greater community..."

Smoke Trail
Taking the central-city barbecue tour
Food Story  March 1, 2007, by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Nov. 14-20
Food Column  November 14, 2008, by Virginia B. Wood
"...• Ruby's BBQ (512 W. 29th, 477-2529) proprietors Pat Mares and Luke Zimmerman celebrate 20 successful years of smokin' for Austin this weekend..."

Food Events
Dec. 6-12
Food Column  December 6, 2013
"...› 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..."

Off the Record
Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks up some dust in Waterloo Park while Carlos Santana sets up shop in the Warehouse District
Music Column  November 14, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...• The free-jazz equivalent of Kurt Cobain donning Daniel Johnston's "Hi, How Are You" T-shirt, renowned Scandinavian trio the Thing has sported logos of Ruby's BBQ for nearly every show since South by Southwest 2005, and on Friday, the group helps commemorate the restaurant's 20-year anniversary with a rare U.S. appearance, presented by Epistrophy Arts..."

Ruby's BBQ
Central-city barbecue spots
Food Story  March 1, 2007, by Kate Thornberry
"...Ruby's BBQ (11)..."

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Readers Poll
Food Story  May 24, 2002
"...Runners-upRudy's Country Store & BBQ, County Line, The Iron Works..."

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