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At Home in the Outpost
R.O.'s Outpost, 17 miles west of Austin in the Hill Country, serves the kind of food, reviewer Mick Vann reports, that "the old folks grew up on, and the kind rarely found these days in our modern, fast-food, a-go-go world."
"...R.O.'s OutpostHwy. 71 at Hazy Hills Dr., 264-1169..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Food-o-File
Keep the state from taking a bite from cottage pies and cakes
"...surrounding Hill Country have been disappointed to learn that R.O.'s Outpost B-B-Q (22112 Hwy. 71 W.) will be closing..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
The Southern Foodways Alliance is coming to Austin this summer or a Texas Barbecue Road Trip. Virginia B. Wood reveals how to get involved.
"...Ruby's Barbecue, County Line, John Mueller's Barbecue, desserts from R.O.'s Outpost, and sides from Hoover's Cooking plus libations from..."

April 5, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File Is On the Range This Week
There's a red hot serving of local restaurant news right here.
"...in Spicewood are happy about the opening of R.O.’s Outpost Barbecue Trailer (22518 Hwy 71 West), just a few..."

Oct. 18, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Beneficial success, Cissi's goes gluten-free, Daily Juice gives up plastic, and more
"...cherry pie and the Jalapeño Dutch Apple Pie from R.O.'s Outpost BBQ for third. More than 100 people ate..."

May 9, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Perhaps the friendliest barbecue joint in Austin
"...barbecue joint in Austin and one that exceeds even R.O.'s Outpost in their amount of available side orders. Owners..."

May 4, 2007 Food Review by Mick Vann

Critic's Picks
Food & Drink
"...Best PiesR.O.'s Barbecue..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Snapshot: The Electric Church’s Anniversary Party
The DIY venue celebrates one year at the crossroads of Austin’s underground music scene
"...lead to the Electric Church. Quite literally, the DIY outpost sits at the end of East Cesar Chavez, almost..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Letters at 3AM: Snyder 'R' Us
Despite the illusion of autonomy, we have been colonized by the Oligarchy
"...Panhandle where U.S. 180 crosses U.S. 84, a scraggly outpost of a town in oil country that some call..."

June 13, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Texas Barbecue Festival Info
Sunday, Oct. 9 at Austin's Historic Farmers' Market
"...15) R.O.'s Outpost..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Food Feature

Long Live R.O.'s
The Osbans are back in business in a trailer on their own land
"...R.O.'s Outpost22518 Hwy. 71 W., Spicewood; 512/264-1169 Tue.-Sat., 11am-7pm; BYOB..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Food Review by Mick Vann

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
Taylor
"...the country and relax; life's too short. --M.V. SPICEWOOD R.O.'s Outpost (11)..."

May 21, 1999 Food Feature

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Critics Picks
"...on the DragSteakAustin Land & Cattle Co.Chicken-Fried SteakHoover's Cooking, R.O.'s OutpostFrench FriesWaterloo Ice House on SixthSoupNew England Clam Chowder..."

May 24, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...little hillside joint overlooking Hwy. 71 next door to R.O.'s Outpost is fast developing a reputation for good fried..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...little hillside joint overlooking Hwy. 71 next door to R.O.'s Outpost is fast developing a reputation for good fried..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Hill Country Compendium
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood has been scouting the Hill Country looking for all the new bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and other interesting places she can find.
"...the food are first-rate and well worth the trip.SPICEWOOD12. R.O.'s Outpost Hwy. 71 West at Hazy Hills Drive (17..."

April 7, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

'Mildred Pierce' Pie Social
Local restaurants and caterers provide a feast of pies to benefit Stephen Moser
"...pie from Royers in Round Top. Kathy Leverett from R.O.'s Outpost has created a new Jalapeño Dutch Apple Pie..."

May 2, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Critics Picks
"...Chicken-Fried SteakR.O.'s Outpost..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature

Top 10 Meat Eats
Mick Vann's pork, lamb, and beef picks for 2008
"...Chicken-fried steak and a platter of pork-rib ends at R.O.'s Outpost: Randy does chicken-fried steak right – tender and..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Second Helpings: Barbecue Out of Town
"...map, and it's still as good as it ever was.R.O.'s OutpostHighway 71 West at Hazy Hills Drive, Spicewood, 512/264-1169..."

March 19, 2004 Food Feature

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue
You're here for SXSW, but you're also here for barbecue, right?
"...the rustic outdoor pavilion and eat their barbecue family-style. R.O.'s OutpostHwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills (17 miles west..."

March 14, 2003 Food Feature

Second Helpings: Regional Barbecue
Regional barbecue spots in today's "Second Helpings"
"...their barbecue family-style. Expect a wait most of the time.R.O.'s OutpostHwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17 miles..."

March 15, 2002 Food Feature

Two Pals Pop Their Pie-Making Cherries for National Pi Day, March 14
A sordid tale of two pie-making neophytes rolling in dough
"...the amazing pies made by Kathy Leverett at R.O.’s Outpost in Spicewood, but they are rare around these parts..."

March 14, 2013 Food Post by Mick Vann

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Index
"...R.O.'s Outpost, Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17..."

May 24, 2002 Food Feature

2001 Restaurant Poll Index
"...R.O.'s Outpost, Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature

2000 Restaurant Poll Index
"...R.O.'s Outpost, Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr. (17..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

Texas Culinary Icons
Austin is the place to try true Texas treats, from chicken-fried steak to frozen margaritas

March 13, 2009 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Tasting 2002
The year in food
"...4. R.O.'s Outpost (Hwy. 71 W. at Hazy Hills Dr., 264-1169):..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Food Feature

Austin Cider Houses Rule
Is hard cider ready to make a historic comeback?
"...perfect partner with the Jalapeño Apple Crisp Pie at R.O.'s Outpost B-B-Q in Spicewood! Mickel beamed when he heard..."

Dec. 30, 2011 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Critics Picks
"...Best PiesR.O.'s Outpost, all pies; Hoover's Coconut Cream (tie)..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

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