November 12th, 2000
Bobby Flay brings his popular "Food Nations" Program to Tim
Tim Mikeska and his family welcomed The Food Networks;
Chef Bobby Flay to their home in Taylor to film the popular "Food
Here Bobby reacts to some great smoked lamb loin prepared by Tim Mikeska
The Food Networks Production Crew were hungry and ready to eat. Here
is Bobby cutting some of the Smoked Leg of Lamb, Lamb Short Loin, Beef
Brisket, Baby Back Pork Ribs, and Mikeska Brand Spicy Pork Sausage.
Here is Tim cutting for the acoustic band: "Bluegrass Vatos"
that accompanied the production crew .
Bobby keeps eating while the producer and director prepare for the next
Finally time to Eat!!! Bobby and friend Dana sit with Candy Mikeska
and some of the Food Network staff.
Tim and Bobby get ready for Bar-B-Q Pit scene where Tim places Brisket,
Sausage, Lamb and Baby Back Pork Ribs on the SP-500 Mobile Pit.
Here is Candy holding her niece Sarah and talking to Dana during a pause
The "Bluegrass Vatos" from Austin get ready to close the show.
The last scene.... Friends and family gather in the dining room to eat
and listen to country music while Bobby and Tim close the show.
We had a great time hosting Bobby and his
crew in our home today. These pictures are just a few images of small
parts of this production. We were unable to take pictures during the
actual filming. The program starts with Bobby and Tim in his home kitchen
mixing seasoning rubs, preparing Bar-B-Q sauce, and Tim's Mother's (Joy
Mikeska) cole slaw recipe. This portion also includes candid conversation
with Bobby about the Mikeska legacy of Texas Bar-B-Q. Everyone had a
great time and we all ended up making a "party" out of the
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......
Tuesday's Only Total....... 11,709
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,
Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's
Highlights: 2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding,
Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn
Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
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: 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: 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
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
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
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox,
& Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm
Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
more pictures, BIG Redfish
Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska
Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
"Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International
BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections,
High School's 1,400 guests at the Stadium,
Ribs Served Hot Off The Pit, Happy Birthday Mike Vanecek
National Guard Family Readiness Dinner, Soldiers Return From Bosnia, One
Last Picture From Bosnia
Rentals Catfish Buffet, Tim Mikeska....appointed to the Board of Health.
Mikeska's Featured in United Airlines
Hemispheres Magazine, Taylor High School "Ducks" Homecoming
Lunch, Zimmerhanzel-Altman Wedding
Coverage of the Zimmerhanzel Altman Wedding.
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.
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