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Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q, a down-home barbecue joint in Austin.
You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q.
There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q for catering.
You won't break the bank at Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Q, with a meal typically hovering below the $15 mark.
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
A French-trained chef and a Mexican restaurateur pool their talents at Brown Bag Delivers, designing healthy, affordable cuisine for clients seeking to stockpile easy-to-prepare meals. The menu of entrees and sides rotates every week so the chef can incorporate new, seasonal ingredients. Each meal comes with simple instructions for reheating and can stay fresh inside clients' refrigerators for as long as six days—which is the exact running time of the Ken Burns documentary on leftovers.
Although pickup is an option, the staff will also deliver orders to homes or workplaces throughout the Austin metropolitan area.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse, a down-home barbecue joint in Austin.
No need to miss out on Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse can easily accommodate large groups or parties.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse can also cater your next party; call today for details.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
There's no need to bust your budget at Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse, with most meals costing under $15.
Pok-E-Jo's Smokehouse has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.