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June 2022

Whether you're attending a backyard BBQ, office party, or friends & family event - it can be tough to know what dishes to bring to the potluck. Should it be something sweet or savory? Traditional or unique? Truthfully, it depends on what is being served. No matter if it’s smoked brisket, ribs, turkey, or chicken, we have the perfect pairing for you! So don’t come empty-handed – read on for some delicious inspiration. Perfect Pairings for Grilled Chicken If chicken is on the menu, a great potluck dish to bring is coleslaw. This classic side is always a hit and can be

What’s your go-to morning meal? From hearty favorites like breakfast tacos to sweet treats like pancakes, breakfast time offers an array of dishes to fit every tastebud. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at some of the top breakfast picks for those in San Antonio, New Braunfels, & Boerne! Go Customizable and Convenient: Breakfast Tacos There’s nothing about morning that a breakfast taco can’t fix! A hands-down favorite throughout Central Texas and the perfect choice for those mornings when you’re on the go since they can be enjoyed in the car, at the table, and anywhere in between. Tacos are

Nothing says Texas quite like BBQ, and few BBQ meats rival the smoked brisket. For folks throughout the state, smoked brisket is hands-down the king of barbecue. At Smokey Mo’s BBQ, we bring over 20 years of experience, skills, and knowledge to the Texas BBQ scene with pitmasters who spend years perfecting their craft. We pride ourselves on smoking up brisket and other local BBQ favorites for Texans in our San Antonio, Austin, and Conroe. Now, we’re sharing our rules and best practices to help you bring deliciously smoked brisket directly to your table. Seasonin’ or Slatherin’ It Up Right Every BBQ fan

Whether you’re looking for seasonal fun things to do or activities you can enjoy at any time of the year, we know the local places throughout Comal, Kendall, and Bexar County that are serving up some Texas-sized fun this spring. Go Local in San Antonio: From the zoo and aquariums to the parks and museums, finding the fun isn’t hard for San Antonians. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for every interest and budget: Fun Things to Do in North San Antonio: Take your kiddos to the San Antonio DoSeum. This subterranean museum is an amazing way to spend a day with

It took more than two years but young private equity firm Switchback Capital completed in January its first acquisition, Smokey Mo's TX BBQ. It took time to buy six different entities and roll them into one restaurant operation poised for growth. "Switchback was formed to formalize our interest in private equity, and specifically investing in companies originating in Texas," said Todd Caven, who started the Austin-based firm in 2017 with Tim Keyes. "Tim I've known for 30 years," working on various deals together. "We just can't shake each other I guess." Smokey Mo's is a 20-year-old barbecue chain founded by Morris "Mo"

Editor’s note: It’s that time again — time to check in with our top stories. Here are five articles that captured our collective attention over the past seven days. Austin-based Hopdoddy beefs up with acquisition of Texas burger brand. The Austin burger fave has acquired College Station-based Grub Burger Bar and formed a new hospitality group that will operate 50 locations across multiple states. Austin-born barbecue chain fires up plans for growth with new owners. Neighborhood barbecue joint Smokey Mo’s has been purchased by a private equity firm that has big plans for its future. Austin suburb boasts second-hottest neighborhood for

Cedar Park-based Smokey Mo’s Texas BBQ was acquired by Austin-based Switchback Capital, LLC., a private equity firm, to expand the 21-year-old barbecue chain. The deal was announced Jan. 13. Financial terms were not disclosed. Smokey Mo’s already has 16 locations in Central Texas, five of which are franchised. This move will allow Smokey Mo’s to expand into more Texas markets. Switchback Capital, founded by Tim Keyes and Todd Caven, said it buys businesses that are cash-flow positive and growth potential. Smokey Mo’s is the firm's first formal investment.   Smokey Mo’s will open up more franchising opportunities to new operators in the coming months as the company

Austin-based brand will expand its low-and-slow smoked-meat concept across Central Texas The Austin, Texas-based Smokey Mo’s TX BBQ has been acquired by Switchback Capital LLC, a private equity firm with plans for modernization and expanded franchising. Terms of the deal, announced on Jan. 13, were not disclosed. It is the first formal investment by Austin-based Switchback, which was founded by Tim Keyes and Todd Caven, and focuses on Central Texas businesses that are cash-flow positive with room to grow. Craig Haley, president of the 16-unit Smokey Mo’s who joined the company in October, said the concept was family owned and the previous owners