The Switch, an offshoot of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew specializing in barbecue and Cajun specialties, will open Friday at 11 a.m. The restaurant, located at Belterra Village (166 Hargraves, Suite G100) off US 290 just West of Nutty Brown Road in Dripping Springs will feature a classic barbecue menu overseen by a team that includes head Chef Barclay Stratton, lead pitmasters Christopher McGhee (formerly of Freedmen’s, before joining the Stiles Switch team) and Bill Dumas (formerly of Smoky Denmark, before joining the Stiles Switch team), along with pitmasters Marco Oglesby and Troy Warlick.
The Switch’s opening team also includes partner Todd Duplechan of Lenoir, who helped with menu development; and Stiles Switch’s Lance Kirkpatrick, who will help manage the pit room operations at both restaurants.
The Switch will offer counter-service at lunch, along with a full-service bar and dinner service, and Sunday brunch. In addition to traditional smoked meat offerings, the menu also includes Cajun-style sandwiches, such as The Switch, a po-boy with pulled pork, fried shrimp, jalapeño mayonnaise, American cheese, and brisket debris gravy. The dinner menu includes dishes like gumbo made with smoked brisket and spicy sausage, a smoked and fried beef rib served over cheddar cheese grits and grillade sauce; and blackened catfish with smoked shrimp, creole sauce, and green onion. The dessert menu includes a Campfire Banana Split, S’mores Switchwich, and a Big Red Firecracker Float that was created in collaboration with chef Callie Speer of Holy Roller. Sunday brunch (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) includes brunchy-offerings like creole hoecakes and a boudin Benedict.
The Switch will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit theswitchdripping.com.