My family was honored by Baylor University as a Semifinalist for The
Outstanding Family Business of the year. We were selected from over 300
businesses in Texas.
Rattlesnake Sacking Championships
For many years, we have had concession sales at the annual
Taylor Jaycee Rattlesnake Sacking Championships. This unique event is
held every year in March at Taylor's Murphy Park Pavilion. The object
of this event is for two contestants, one sacker and the other sack holder,
to see how quick they can catch and bag 10 rattlesnakes. This is something
you have to see once in your life. During the 2 day event, guests can
visit the snake pit, carnival, arts and crafts, country and tejano music
and of course, Mikeska's Bar-B-Q. About 5 years ago, I decided to try
to sell some Smoked Turkey Legs at our concession. I only cooked 600 legs
and we ran out the first day in 2 hours! Since then we have been preparing
over 1,000 of these each day and still selling out before the end of the
event. I love to see the face of small child when I hand them this 10
inch Turkey Leg! Their eyes are wide open and an immediate smile comes
across their face.
Same seasoning recipe that my Father Rudy Sr. created
in the 1940's,
I have allot of feedback concerning my "possible" catering event in Bosnia. I appreciate all the responses. I am sorry that I can't take everyone who has requested to go along for the ride. Especially the nice "ladies" who asked to go. I really don't think the Texas Army National Guard (or Candy) would approve. Plus, this will be a difficult event.
I had numerous e-mail regarding my use of the word "bohemian". Many asked what a "bohemian" was. Other e-mail knew what one was and couldn't believe I placed myself in that category. First of all let me explain that, my Grandmother Mikeska's Family was named Valis. They came from a region of Czechoslovakia that was once Bohemia. The Mikeska Family was from a region more closely associated with Moravia. Now if you check the dictionary for the word "bohemian" you will get comparisons like.......nonconformist, unorthodox, avant-garde, unusual, eccentric, nomadic, independent, self-styled, suave, debonair, and my favorite of all...............
Rudy L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......3rd
Tuesday Total....... 1,184
Archive Highlights: 1-15-2000........
Merle Haggard's Wedding
Archive Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
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Mikeska's Bar-B-Q, Inc.
300 W. 2nd Street
Taylor, Texas 76574
512.365.3722 or 800.962.5706
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