Stiles Switch team expanding to Dripping Springs with help from Lenoir chef


Residents of Austin’s western suburbs got some good news this morning. The owners of Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew in North Austin are building a second concept, as first reported by Daniel Vaughn at TMBBQ.  The location won’t be Stiles Switch 2, according to the owners, but will expand on the current menu and add Southern cuisine via a menu designed in collaboration with Lenoir chef-owner Todd Duplechan.

The pit crew will continue to be led by lead pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick and the original pit crew made up of Stiles Switch BBQ alums Andy Stapp, Alanmykal Jackson and Bill Dumas. The restaurant, located at the Endeavor at Belterra Village development off US 290 at Nutty Brown Road, is slated for a fall 2017 opening.

“This is an exciting time for us. With this new concept we are getting the opportunity to use our creativity in building this location from the ground floor. Our goal is to continue pushing the limits of our culinary and pit room talents rooted in Central Texas craft style barbecue, while adding a new layer of creativity in our kitchen with both Southern and regionally influenced cuisine compliments. There is so much we are planning for this location so we’ll keep a little to ourselves for now, but be prepared to be entertained,” owner-operator Shane Stiles said.

Related: Central Texas barbecue all-stars (2016) | Austin’s best barbecue (2014)

Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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