Live Oak Barbecue closing

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Live Oak Barbecue was one of the first in the new wave of East Austin barbecue joints.
Live Oak Barbecue was one of the first in the new wave of East Austin barbecue joints.

Live Oak Barbecue was one of the first in the new wave of East Austin barbecue joints.

East Austin’s Live Oak Barbecue is closing. Saturday will be the last day of service at the restaurant that opened in 2011. Owner Randall Stockton, who also owns Beerland and Sputnik on East Sixth Street, said the closure was due to “simple math.” Stockton owns the building and says the 1,400 square-foot space is for lease and the smoker is for sale.


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