March 2, 2000
What was I thinking....?
Recently there have been allot of people asking me if I knew the recipe
to my Aunt Ann's Famous Diamond Inn Hamburgers. I have always known the
secret to these hamburgers, because I literally grew up in the Diamond
Inn that was just around the corner from my father's bar-b-q stand on
old Main Street in downtown Taylor. I watched my Uncle Steve and Aunt
Ann carefully prepare the meat that would be slow grilled on a grill top
that was as old as time itself. My Aunt and her trusted helper, Doris
Walpole, would cook hundreds of hamburgers each day while my Uncle Steve
solved all of life's problems from his barstool at the end of the counter.
Uncle Steve would give his opinions on everything from the weather and
politics to space exploration. He often told me of the time when Bonnie
and Clyde came by for a burger in the 1930's. Uncle Steve's other job
was to extinguish the fire when the grill caught fire.
So last Tuesday, we started cooking Diamond Inn Hamburgers. Over 400 of
Hamburgers are sold from 11am to 2pm on Tuesdays.
Double Cheese....$ 4.00 Call in orders requested 352-5561
Well, we have all recovered from Gerry & Donna Mikeska's wedding.
They are still overseas enjoying their honeymoon. The entire Mikeska Family
wish them a long, healthy life together. Another Mikeska is scheduled
to be married this summer. My cousin Stephen is next. Stephen, along with
sisters Anna and Angela, manage the Family Business in Temple.
Angie and Stephen at Gerry's Wedding
My daughter Meggie with her 2nd cousin Brook Oldham
Two very beautiful girls.
"just a ordinary mikeska barbecue buffet!"
(rose petals are extra!)
"The Guys in Vegas"
Here is round 3 of Gerry's bachelor party at
at the Las Vegas Hilton's Super Bowl Party
Myself, Gerry, Benny and Nick
The Mikeska Family Bar-B-Q Mafia ?
I am finally caught up on all my e-mail responses. I appreciate
all of the interest in the website. Now I need some of your advice. Rudy
Mikeska's Bar-B-Q has been asked to cater a 4th of July celebration. It's
not your typical cross town or Austin area catering job. In fact it's
in a war zone........ BOSNIA. The National Guard Association of Texas
has been in contact with me about serving the 1,500 Texas Army National
Guard Soldiers on active duty in Bosnia. I have not yet agreed to cater
this event. If you have any thoughts, please e-mail me and let me know
your opinion. I'm not even sure bohemians are allowed in Bosnia!
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
P.S. Don't forget to visit my past news archives at the
bottom left of this page.
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
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