Headlines                          October 17th, 2004


Hello everyone.... Rudy Mikeska's was featured in a wonderful production from Russell Yarnell with Spicewood Entertainment.

"Masters of Texas Barbecue"

This award winning program will soon be featured on the Discovery Channel and possibly the Food Network and/or your local PBS stations. My part is very interesting and very emotional for me. I wondered why I looked so different and why my face was so round. Then I remembered that my part of the video was shot the day before my cancer diagnosis. Everything in my life changed after that. Not only my health changed considerably, but my personal life was in turmoil for over a year. So, as I reflect on my comments about my family, I am reminded about how fast things can change. I want to personally thank Russell and his crew for producing a wonderful program with many legends of Central Texas Bar-B-Q.


Governor Names Tim Mikeska
Commissioner of Barbeque


It was an honor serving the Governor-for-a-Day Celebration and I sincerely thank Texas Senate Pro Tem Jane Nelson for her kind words regarding our food and service.

We have had a busy summer and now as we enter the fall we are preparing our fall menus for our area schools. We sent out over 600 of these flyers to area schools. We followed this mailing with another 450 to area businesses and government offices. We have had an outstanding response to this mailing. We already have 8 dates between now and the end of 2004 that are completely booked.

Lance Armstrong films "Tour of Hope" commercial for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Rides by Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q

Click Here to Watch Video Clip of Tim and Timothy Watching This Event

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Click the following links to visit the Tour of Hope Website along with the Lance Armstrong Foundation Website and REMEMBER to give generously to Cancer Research




2004 Austin Yacht Club Governors Regatta

Mikeska's was proud to serve an "All-You-Can-Eat" Farm Raised Catfish Buffet for all the participants of the annual Governors Sailboat Regatta Race.


Timothy Helping His Dad Prepare Fajitas

Beef and Chicken Fajita Buffets are becoming very popular. We marinate our Beef Skirts and Boneless Chicken Breast for 3 days to assure great flavor and then we flat grill the meat with peppers and onions.

Click Here to Watch Timothy at the Grill

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Of Course... we had to have some play time !!!

Here is Timothy with his "Pocket Chopper"

If you want to see something very cute....

Please Click HERE to see a video of Timothy mastering his riding skills

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Timothy with his bike and his dad's Harley

Timothy and his dad Dove Hunting at their Turkey Creek Ranch

Click HERE to view a short video of Timothy at Lake Granger

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and finally....

Click Here to watch Timothy and his natural golf swing
at our Mustang Creek Golf Course

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Thanks to all of our great friends......


Rudy L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.

Diamond Inn Hamburger Count. Saturday's and Tuesday's : 63,043

Mikeska's Online Bar-B-Q Catalogue is Open for Business

Please visit any of these sites:




Click here to visit my City Council Site

Click here to visit my Golf Course Site

Click here to visit my Taylor Fire Department Site


Web Articles Relating to Our Business:
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CBS Early Show Video Segment featuring the Mikeska Family
CBS Early Show Internet Site that featured the Mikeska Family
Austin Chronicle Article About the Mikeska Family Food Businesses
American Statesmen Article About Rudy Mikeska's Turkey Fries
Texas Army National Guard Article About Tim Mikeska's Trip to Bosnia
Austin Article...."Smoke Gets in Your Mouth" Rudy Mikeska's
National Article About Texas Bar-B-Q Spice and Seasoning Rubs
UT Bar-B-Q Club Food Review About Rudy Mikeska's (4 1/2**** Stars)
Food Networks TV Source Listing For Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Google Web Directory Listing For Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Austin Chronicle Article About Central Texas Bar-B-Q
Food Networks TV Recipe Listings for Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Yahoo Web Directory Listing for Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Texas Cooking Newsletter About Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Top Twenty Texas Bar-B-Q Restaurants (Texas BBQ Homepage)
Austin Article on "Out of Town" Barbecue


Past Events and News Archives:
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Archive Highlights: 7-1-2004.....Serving the 4th Infantry Division upon their return from Iraq and Capturing Saddam Hussein, Governor for a Day Celebration at the Texas Capital, Timothy in the "Rising Tide" Magazine, Old Style Kettle Fish Frying, Aunt Martha's Birthday in El Paso, Serving 3,000 guests with our new USDA Mikeska Brand Beef Brisket and Smoked Sausage.
Archive Highlights: 1-11-2004......Timothy helping his Dad cater, Digger Dog and Ronald McDonald at the V-BHARR Ranch, Cousin Kimberly, TXDOT Safety Rodeo Fishfry in San Antonio, Hunting Turkey with Cousin Keith, Christmas Parade, Dr. Jan Mikeska from the Czech Republic and John Mikeska, Snapper and King Fishing with Cousins Nick, Gerry and Donna.
Archive Highlights:6-2-2003.....Mikeska Family on the CBS Early Show, Meggie Mikeska's graduation from Taylor High School.
Archive Highlights:5-16-2003......Mikeska Family CBS Announcement, Catering the Governor of Texas and The State Legislature

Archive Highlights:3-18-2003......Tim Mikeska's Thank You Letter for Thinking of Him During His Cancer Surgery, Rotary Club Inner City Meet with Smoked Ribeye Steaks, TXDOT Awards Chicken Fried Steaks.
Archive Highlights: 2-1-2003...... Mikeska Brand© Product labels, Taylor Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Archive Highlights: 12-16-2002.....Mikeska's Frying Turkeys for Holiday Specials, Christmas Party's, Timothy at the Ranch
Archive Highlights: 10-27-2002...... New Mikeska's Bar-B-Q Product Label, State Comptroller's Idea Fair, Brittany Gayton Benefit
Archive Highlights: 9-23-2002......Tim Mikeska's City Council Site, St. Mary's School Benefit, Westlake High School Meet the Players Event, Boat for Sale.
Archive Highlights: 8-12-2002......Hilltop Baptist Church Chicken Fried Steaks, El Campo Mikeska's catering in Port Aransas's Blue Wave Boat Tournament
Archive Highlights: 7-14-2002.....Todd Carter Wedding, Texas A&M Stiles Farm Foundation Event, Young Tim Mikeska learning the business
, "The Bad Guys"
Archive Highlights: 6-5-2002......Rudy Mikeska's and the entire Mikeska Family in new "Legends of Texas Barbecue" book, Mikeska's listed in the Texas Trail of Legendary Bar-B-Q
Archive Highlights: 5-10-2002..... Tim Mikeska's Swearing- In and Oath of Office for the Taylor City Council, Serving the Governor of Texas at the State Capitol, Catering Versatility, Airport Hangar Party, Julia Kaase
Archive Highlights: 3-11-2002...... Tim Mikeska's City Council Announcement, TXDOT Fish Fry, Judge John Carter's for Congress Political Fundraiser Event at Mikeska's Durango Room, Rattlesnake's for Snacks at the Snake Sacking Championships.
Archive Highlights: 2-6-2002....... President Bush's Appointment of Maj.Gen Daniel James to Head the Air National Guard, Crockett High School's Chicken Fried Steaks cooked on location, El Paso Super Bowl Party
Archive Highlights: 12-25-2001....... Taylor Christmas Parade, Labtops Christmas & Williamson County Judges Christmas Parties, Aunt Martha Mikeska Vanecek, Vanecek's Missile-Hunting Silo, Candy and the Kids.
Archive Highlights: 11-19-2001...... Austin Chronicle Article about the Mikeska and Vanecek Family, New Airplane for Mikeska's, Family Time
Archive Highlights: 9-26-2001..... Picture Tribute for 9-11-01, Catering the Texas Task Force One Return From New York Rescue Homecoming Event, with Senator Barrientos and old friend Rescue Specialist, Rod Dennison
Archive Highlights: 8-1-2001......Tribute to Our Mother, Joy Aline Mikeska 2-19-1922 - 6-30-2001, Obituary and Eulogy by Tim Mikeska
Archive Highlights:6-1-2001.......Serving the Governor of Texas, Hyde Park Baptist Church Quarries, Dell Computer Event, TXDOT Fish Fry at Camp Mabry, Making Cherry Plum Jelly, Mikeska's Picked as an Official Yahoo! Site.
Archive Highlights:5-1-2001.......Serving the Texas State Legislature, House Speaker Pete Laney, Del Webbs Sun City Event, New Austin Convention Center "Topping Out" Party, Schwertner Farms: "Quiet Birdmen"
Archive Highlights:4-1-2001.......Tim Mikeska Awarded the "Texas Eagle Award" in ceremony at Houston's Adams Mark Hotel, Small Business Bar-B-Q at the State Capitol
Archive Highlights: 3-1-2001.......Food Networks 5th Replay of FoodNations Program and Show Schedule, Temple College Mardi Gras Event Fundraiser, Smoked Pork Loin, Joy Mikeska's Shrimp Gumbo
Archive Highlights: 2-1-2001.......Food Networks FoodNations Program Air Date, Happy 16th Birthday Meggie Mikeska, THS Sophomore Class Catfish Dinner Fundraiser, Vanecek Family's Superbowl Party Pictures.
Archive Highlights: 1-1-2001........Christmas and New Years Wishes, City of Taylor's Christmas Party,Williamson County Judges Christmas Party
Archive Highlights: 12-3-2000.......Texas Army National Guards Bosnia Homecoming Party, Tim with U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Archive Highlights: 11-28-2000......Press Reports of the Food Networks "FoodNations" Program, Las Vegas Catering Pictures
Archive Highlights: 11-12-2000......Pictures of the Filming of Food Network's FoodNations Program with Chef Bobby Flay
Archive Highlights: 11-1-2000......Food Network's Food Nations Program Announcement with Tim Mikeska, Texas Heritage Coalition Event at the State Capitol, Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs visits Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q.
Archive Highlights: 10-24-2000......Complete Coverage of the Zimmerhanzel Altman Wedding.
Archive Highlights:10-18-2000......Rudy Mikeska's Featured in United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine, Taylor High School "Ducks" Homecoming Lunch, Zimmerhanzel-Altman Wedding
Archive Highlights:10-3-2000......Sunbelt Rentals Catfish Buffet, Tim Mikeska....appointed to the Board of Health.
Archive Highlights:9-25-2000.......Texas National Guard Family Readiness Dinner, Soldiers Return From Bosnia, One Last Picture From Bosnia
Archive Highlights:9-17-2000.......Westlake High School's 1,400 guests at the Stadium, Ribs Served Hot Off The Pit, Happy Birthday Mike Vanecek
Archive Highlights:8-28-2000.......The "Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections
Archive Highlights:8-14-2000 ......Mikeska Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
Archive Highlights:8-7-2000.......BOSNIA.... more pictures, BIG Redfish
Archive Highlights:7-18-2000......BOSNIA... more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
Archive Highlights:7-10-2000......BOSNIA.... my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
Archive Highlights:6-27-2000......Stephen & Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
Archive Highlights: 6-15-2000.....Texas Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox, Bosnia Itinerary.
Archive Highlights: 6-10-2000.....San Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Archive Highlights: 5-15-2000..... My Grandfather John Mikeska, Mom & Dad in the 1950's, My Dad and I in 1961, Skiing Mikeska Cousins, Bosnia Update
Archive Highlights: 5-1-2000.......Mr. Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic for 3,000
Archive Highlights: 4-20-2000......History of our Building, cooking a ton of beans, New Round Rock Express Stadium "Dell Diamond", SP-500 Mobile Pit smoking our famous Pork Loin
Archive Highlights: 4-9-2000.......Serving the Governor at the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy, Astros at Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
Archive Highlights: 3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering, Some of My Aunts.
Archive Highlights: 3-13-2000.......
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
Archive Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Archive Highlights: 2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
Archive Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's Wedding
Archive Highlights: 12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden, Uncle Maurice




Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q, Inc.
300 W. 2nd Street
Taylor, Texas 76574
512.365.3722 or 800.962.5706

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