|Richard Clark, Owner/Operator
Richard Clark has worked in the restaurant/catering business for the last twenty years. This is his first restaurant dedicated strictly to classic barbecue and home-style meals. It was the natural next step for Clark after the successful 1987 spin-off of Absolute Barbecue Company from Catering by Dana, where Clark was the operations and marketing manager. “There seems to be a new trend out there toward quality food and value,” says Clark. “Austin’s was born from that concept.”
According to Clark, he fell in love with barbecue about ten years ago. “It is the one true American cuisine and at Austin’s, we do the classic Texas-style, smokehouse, ‘hose-me-down-after’ barbecue,” he says. After spending some considerable time in the southwest, and ultimately ending his sojourn in Austin, Texas, Clark feels this to be the origin from which all other barbecue has been developed. No imitations for this newly-styled country boy.
Al & Richard