May 16th, 2003
Family to Appear on the CBS Early Show on Friday May 23rd !!!
Last Friday I received a call from the producers of the CBS Early Show
to invite me to be a guest on their summer kick off Friday Food Fest
broadcast LIVE in New York. I was a little skeptical since we receive
a lot of invitations that don't always plan out. The next morning, I
received a video tape example of the show segment from CBS. They were
Because of my recent cancer surgery and subsequent medical problems
I could not accept this invitation without some help. I turned to my
family in El Campo and they agreed to accompany me to New York and help
with the segment. Cousins Tim, Nick, Gerry and Donna Mikeska got together
last night in El Campo to discuss our plans and travel arrangements
to New York. The program will air on Friday morning sometime between
7am and 9am local time.
Uncle Maurice is shown with some of the Smoked Beef Jerky we will take
to New York on Friday May 23rd.
Be watching Tim, Nick, Gerry and Donna
Mikeska on your local CBS affiliate Friday May 23rd between 7am and
9am Central Daylight time.
Mikeska to be featured on PBS Special about Texas Bar-B-Q
Russell Yarnell with Digital Productions is shown with
his production crew at Rudy Mikeska's in Taylor. The show that featured
Tim Mikeska will air sometime later this year on PBS. Tim talked about
his family's history in the Bar-B-Q business and the many things he
learned from his parents Rudy and Joy. Russell and his crew had been
very courteous to Tim during his illness and waited for his health to
improve before shooting this program.
Mikeska's Served 2 Large Events at the Texas Capitol
Peter Chapa with Rudy Mikeska's is shown carving Brisket for the Texas
Senate Pro-Tem Eddie Lucio who was honored as being the Governor For
Timothy Mikeska could not wait for the Governor and started a little
Almost 3,000 hungry Texans were served under a beautiful Texas sky
Timothy Mikeska covers his ears during the Texas Army National Guard's
21 Gun Howitzer Cannon salute for the Governor.
Serves the Texas Legislature
The Texas Legislature being served on the front lawn of the State Capitol.
Rudy Mikeska's has been fortunate to have served the State Legislature
for over 25 consecutive years.
I want to express my thanks to the hard working staff
at Rudy Mikeska's for helping me during my surgery and recovery. Stella
Ruiz, Eileen Bunge, Doris Walpole, James Bohac, Peter Chapa, Mary Chapa,
Jim Armstrong, Trey Keith, Caleb Brooks, Sam Fox, Clayton Ging, Ryan
Stiba, and Marvin Vrana. I could not have kept our company going without
the dedication of these great people that are a part of my extended
I have had a few medical setbacks that have prevented
me from returning to work fulltime. I sincerely appreciate everyone's
prayers and words of encouragement.
Thanks to all of our great friends......
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......
Tuesday's Only Total....... 39,004
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Relating to Our Business:
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Chronicle Article About the Mikeska Family Food Businesses
American Statesmen Article About Rudy Mikeska's Turkey Fries
Army National Guard Article About Tim Mikeska's Trip to Bosnia
Article...."Smoke Gets in Your Mouth" Rudy Mikeska's
About Texas Bar-B-Q Spice and Seasoning Rubs
Club Food Review About Rudy Mikeska's (4 1/2**** Stars)
Networks TV Source Listing For Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Web Directory Listing For Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Chronicle Article About Central Texas Bar-B-Q
TV Recipe Listings for Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Yahoo Web Directory
Listing for Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Cooking Newsletter About Rudy Mikeska's Bar-B-Q
Twenty Texas Bar-B-Q Restaurants (Texas BBQ Homepage)
Article on "Out of Town" Barbecue
Events and News Archives:
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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.
Brand© Product labels, Taylor Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
Frying Turkeys for Holiday Specials, Christmas Party's, Timothy at the
Mikeska's Bar-B-Q Product Label, State Comptroller's Idea Fair, Brittany
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.
Baptist Church Chicken Fried Steaks, El Campo Mikeska's catering in
Port Aransas's Blue Wave Boat Tournament
Carter Wedding, Texas A&M Stiles Farm Foundation Event, Young Tim
Mikeska learning the business, "The
Mikeska's and the entire Mikeska Family in new "Legends of Texas
Barbecue" book, Mikeska's listed in the Texas Trail of Legendary
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
the Texas State Legislature, House Speaker Pete Laney, Del Webbs Sun
City Event, New Austin Convention Center "Topping Out" Party,
Schwertner Farms: "Quiet Birdmen"
Mikeska Awarded the "Texas Eagle Award" in ceremony at Houston's
Adams Mark Hotel, Small Business Bar-B-Q at the State Capitol
Networks 5th Replay of FoodNations Program and Show Schedule, Temple
College Mardi Gras Event Fundraiser, Smoked Pork Loin, Joy Mikeska's
Networks FoodNations Program Air Date, Happy 16th Birthday Meggie Mikeska,
THS Sophomore Class Catfish Dinner Fundraiser, Vanecek Family's Superbowl
and New Years Wishes, City of Taylor's Christmas Party,Williamson County
Judges Christmas Party
Army National Guards Bosnia Homecoming Party, Tim with U.S. Senator
Kay Bailey Hutchison
Reports of the Food Networks "FoodNations" Program, Las Vegas
of the Filming of Food Network's FoodNations Program with Chef Bobby
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.
Coverage of the Zimmerhanzel Altman Wedding.
Mikeska's Featured in United Airlines
Hemispheres Magazine, Taylor High School "Ducks" Homecoming
Lunch, Zimmerhanzel-Altman Wedding
Rentals Catfish Buffet, Tim Mikeska....appointed to the Board of Health.
National Guard Family Readiness Dinner, Soldiers Return From Bosnia,
One Last Picture From Bosnia
High School's 1,400 guests at the Stadium,
Ribs Served Hot Off The Pit, Happy Birthday Mike Vanecek
"Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International
BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections
Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska
Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
more pictures, BIG Redfish
more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
& Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm
Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox,
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
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
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
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
4-9-2000.......Serving the Governor at
the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy, Astros at
Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska
Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering,
Some of My Aunts.
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn Hamburgers,
More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding, Sheriff
Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's Wedding
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,