Louie Mueller Barbecue Finally Goes Nationwide

The legend of the Mueller family BBQ dynasty begins in 1949 when Louie Mueller (a local German-American grocery store owner at the time) began selling barbecue from the store's parking lot as a way to sell leftover meat from the shop. Serving the nearby railroad yard workers and cotton farmers, Louie Mueller's exceptional smoked meats have turned this unassuming joint into one of the most legendary BBQ spots in Texas, if not the country. Winning the James Beard Foundation's America's Classics award and consistently at the top of Texas Monthly's 50 Best BBQ Joints in Texas for the past 25 years, Louie Mueller's signature brisket, GIANT beef ribs and secret family recipe hot links are about as good as Texas BBQ gets.