Our little barbecue joint got real busy when Texas Monthly listed us the #6 barbecue joint in all the land. Folks started coming from all over to visit us. Every emotion you can imagine from gratitude to terror coursed through our veins as we endeavored to serve all that came. The demand shot way over our supply. We added some cooking capacity and that helped us serve more people.
Our barbecue joint was in part created to fit the building we found available on Elm Street. It seemed like it would make a fun place to eat. During the summer of Texas Monthly (2017) The building directly behind us became available so we signed a lease right away. This brought us immediate help with cold & dry storage. This building faces commerce street. We pictured a new way to serve barbecue “to go” at 106 Commerce. It is a way to speed up the line for folks wanting barbecue to go; as well as, those wanting to dine in with us.
As we remodeled,our new building took on a very much delicatessen look and feel to us. We decided to offer a new line up of sweet and savory pie along with a deli style sandwich known well in Spain called a bocadillo. The bocadillo is more about a great baguette & meats, and less about dressing & vegetables. It seems like the perfect sandwich style for offering cold cut smoked meats that we cure and smoke in house. We plan to offer our barbecue catering menu for pick up in addition to pie’s and bocadillos. Michelle’s french baguette is so good, we are pretty sure folks are going to want loafs of those too.
That is how the Tejas Market & Deli was born. We will see how it goes and wander down the path that feels best.