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Austin's Barbecue Culture Is Well-Seasoned Thanks to These Pioneers
A brief history of old-school 'cue
"...the years. Just this winter, Austin bid farewell to Ruby's BBQ, a beloved campus-area restaurant and staple of the..."

June 15, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Ruby's BBQ Pits to Live On in New Restaurant
Local chefs preserve a piece of barbecue history
"...Ruby’s BBQ closed its doors at the end of February, after..."

April 3, 2018 Food Post by Veronica Meewes

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Thu. 15, Cooper's BBQ, 8pm; Fri. 16, Lucille, 8pm Curating a retro, dream-pop..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Ruby’s BBQ Set to Close
The beloved barbecue restaurant will shutter by the end of February
"...Ruby’s BBQ, an Austin institution of nearly 30 years, will shut..."

Jan. 31, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Angers City Limits
Four French acts crashing our scene for Angers Week
"...Thu. 10 @ Barracuda: King Khan BBQ Show & Paint Fumes aftershow with Annabelle Chairlegs, VedeTT..."

Nov. 8, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Permitting Nightmare Precedes SXSW
SXSW events permitting induces promoter panic, the Austin Music Hall receives a stay of execution, and there are two last Austin Music Poll categories to vote in
"...local scenery in a KFC ad for the Kentucky BBQ Pulled Chicken Box Meal...."

Feb. 12, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Zellners' Beautiful Dreamer
The Zellner brothers mine urban legend in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
"...Nathan Zellner over a bubbling bowl of étouffée at Ruby's BBQ, "and then there were another four years until..."

March 27, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...(3808 Maplewood Ave.) will include Pueblo Viejo, Wunder Pig BBQ, Mmmmpanadas, Bake Austin, Chaat Shop, Jack Hates Coffee, and..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

SXSW Live Shot: Lady Gaga
Rotisserie chicken, spew, and ‘Applause’ equal ‘Artpop’
"...of “Born This Way” and “Poker Face.” Embracing the BBQ-joint aesthetic, Gaga updated even the most familiar part of..."

March 14, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

Estate Sale Roundup Jan. 31-Feb. 2
What is left behind shall live again
"...roll-a-way bed, medical equipment, nice ladies clothing and shoes, BBQ pit. No credit cards, local checks with an I.D...."

Jan. 30, 2014 Design Post by Anne Harris

Ruby’s BBQ: Where Austin Music & Barbecue Legends Intersect
Campus-area mainstay celebrates its silver anniversary
"...hat and had their friends choose a favorite. Ruby’s BBQ had been a last minute addition, based on their..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food Events
Dec. 6-12
"...› Ruby's BBQ 25th Anniversary Celebration Join Pat Mares and her..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Food Column

Homesick Texans Can Now Chill with Shiner Beer
Iconic Shiner Bock now distributed in NYC
"...the Salt Lick and others at the Big Apple BBQ Party in Central Park last month, chances are they..."

July 4, 2013 Food Post by Jessica Lee

Gay Place: Back To ... Normal?
Compared to last Saturday, this weekend gay Austin may be able to hear a pin drop, but there's still too much to do
"...ATX GAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE BBQ SOCIAL Spectators, fans, groupies, and of course players welcome..."

June 7, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Off the Beaten Path
"...Ruby's BBQ (512 W. 29th) Awesome, hand-crafted Texas barbecue made..."

March 15, 2013 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Family Condolences
"...great memories I have of many SXSW “sign-ups” on Ruby's patio – every November – until online sign-up facilitated..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Postmarks

Best of the Rest
More of what made Austin good in 2011
"...The Outcasts, Route 1966 San Antonio (Cicadelic) Glambilly, White BBQ Sauce (SausTex) Girl in a Coma, Exits and All..."

Jan. 9, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

ACL Music Fest Saturday Interviews
Sam Beam on saxophones and subjectivity
"...make something interesting, but it's subjective," observed Beam at Ruby's BBQ shortly before the album's release. "Each record is..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Wednesday Rewind
Whut It Dew? Just ask Andrew Kenny.
"...Fourth of July weekend, Andrew Kenny's hosting a backyard BBQ that will serve as the backdrop to Wooden Birds'..."

June 29, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Loaded Dice
Less is no longer more to Iron & Wine's Sam Beam
"...Beam's signature belongs on the rustic wooden walls of Ruby's BBQ, somewhere between the washed-out Antone's concert posters and..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

A week off reveals a gastronimical glut of foodie news from Royal Blue to barbecue
"...Jardine to create Ray Benson's Asleep at the Wheel BBQ Sauce. Both the roadhouse and spicy flavors of the..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

XBRMNT's Top 10 for the Week of Nov. 22
XBMRNT gives thanks for his favorite songs of the week.
"...howlin' mamma wrote this song about late nights at Ruby's BBQ. Check her out live in this clip. 8...."

Nov. 24, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Nakia

History Reheats Itself
Twenty-year timeline of 'The Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival
"...stops, people pour back into the park! Luke Zimmermann (Ruby's BBQ) and Louis Black (Chronicle editor), along with other..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Food Feature

Off the Record
The Department of Homeland Security tries to take down YellowFever and KAOS Radio. Somewhere Harvey Pekar is laughing.
"...York's South Street Seaport and forgot to remove the Ruby's BBQ knife she brought to cook with on the..."

July 16, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Page Two: Making Their Marks
Austin loses two legends in one week
"...two are most well known for starting and running Ruby's BBQ, which is famous both for its exceptional natural..."

July 2, 2010 Column by Louis Black

"...students as the co-owner, with wife Pat Mares, of Ruby's BBQ on Guadalupe – died June 26 at the..."

July 2, 2010 News Feature

Book Festival Recommended Daytime Eats
A guide to keeping the appetite sated while engaging the intellect
"...• Ruby's BBQ, a five-time "Best of Austin" winner, will be..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Mad Dogs and Austinites
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
"...Derczo, who logistically make this happen; Amy Marsh from Ruby's BBQ; volunteer coordinator Jillian Lobstein; tasting tent coordin­ator Debra..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Food Feature by Louis Black

Event Menu
Local foodie events for June 18-25
"...of Shiner beers, selected small-batch bourbons, and barbecue from Ruby's as long as it lasts. Thursday, June 18, 4-8pm...."

June 19, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Local Hangover Cures
Defeating the porcelain god and that pounding brain
"...see Texas Chili Parlor (1409 Lavaca, 472-2828,, or Ruby's BBQ (512 W. 29th, 477-1651,"

March 20, 2009 Food Feature by Mick Vann

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