Headlines                             November 12th, 2000

Chef Bobby Flay brings his popular "Food Nations" Program to Tim Mikeska's Home

Tim Mikeska and his family welcomed The Food Networks; Chef Bobby Flay to their home in Taylor to film the popular "Food Nations" Program.

Here Bobby reacts to some great smoked lamb loin prepared by Tim Mikeska at home.

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 scene.

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 in filming.

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 filming.



Rudy L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.

Diamond Inn Hamburger Count....... Tuesday's Only Total....... 11,709

Archive Highlights: 12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden, Uncle Maurice
Archive Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's Wedding
Archive Highlights: 2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
Archive Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Archive Highlights: 3-13-2000....... Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
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: 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
Archive Highlights: 5-1-2000.......
Mr. Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic for 3,000,
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: 6-10-2000.....San Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Archive Highlights: 6-15-2000.....Texas Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox, Bosnia Itinerary.
Archive Highlights:6-27-2000......Stephen & Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
Archive Highlights:7-10-2000......BOSNIA.... my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
Archive Highlights:7-18-2000......BOSNIA... more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
Archive Highlights:8-7-2000.......BOSNIA.... more pictures, BIG Redfish
Archive Highlights:8-14-2000 ......Mikeska Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
Archive Highlights:8-28-2000.......The "Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections,
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:9-25-2000.......Texas National Guard Family Readiness Dinner, Soldiers Return From Bosnia, One Last Picture From Bosnia
Archive Highlights:10-3-2000......Sunbelt Rentals Catfish Buffet, Tim Mikeska....appointed to the Board of Health.
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: 10-24-2000......Complete Coverage of the Zimmerhanzel Altman Wedding.
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.



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