Rudy’s and the New Big Red

Rudy's and the New Big Red
Rudy’s BBQ originated in Leon Springs, TX. Buddy of mine turned me onto Rudy’s some years ago, before it became a big chain. The story, possibly apocryphal, was about the incipient — arguably the finest BBQ sauce ever — the origins.

The “Focus Group,” heard it was just one guy named Bubba, kept mixing and sampling until he got to point where he couldn’t stop. It is that good.

Rolling south from Round Rock, really just motored out from the hotel to the parking lot to a Rudy’s, and ordered up some road food. Two smoked sausage links, cut into “chips,” and then, drowned in sauce, good to eat while driving.

Road food.

The images are the Saturday night supper, a half pound of pork ribs and a Big Red. The intriguing part of the Big Red?

New recipe that’s not quite as sweet, made with real sugar — not high fructose corn syrup. I have no idea how long this has been on the market, but I’m guessing that a other gimmick I’ve missed, with my sheltered life and all.

Got enough sausage chips left over for breakfast.

Rudy's and the New Big Red

Big Red is a local classic beverage, and the new “made with real sugar” makes it better.

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  • rhubarb Jul 22, 2012 @ 20:22

    Ah, yes, road food with enough sugar in the beverage to kick it into high gear. No alcohol. We bus driving types learn all about road food and eating (deadhead) while driving. Only the novices buy a burger, and they only do it once.

  • Ralph Jul 23, 2012 @ 6:59

    No big pop/soda maker (we know who) seems to use cane syrup, certainly not up north. If we are going to have to deal with the carbs, they ought to be the tastier kind…

  • Moe Lauher Jul 23, 2012 @ 22:25

    Here in Carolina we like our Que with a cold Cheerwine

  • Liz Jul 24, 2012 @ 1:56

    My boys would love that.

    My entries:
    Moms… Check nyo

  • Maria @ LSS Jul 24, 2012 @ 3:12

    That looks refreshing and delicious. Happy RT2!

    Mine’s here.

  • rebecca Jul 24, 2012 @ 9:25

    i love this SHOT~!

  • rose Jul 24, 2012 @ 20:21

    Beautifully captured!

    Would you come and comment on my Ruby Tuesday post? Thanks!

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