In: Eating10 Jun 2010
RO’s has been around since 1995, serving local Spicewood neighbors as well as famous drop-ins like Willie and Waylon, the Dixie Chicks and Los Lonely Boys. It’s a homey place with cozy wood-paneled walls and great, pecan-smoked barbecue. Two things make RO’s really stand out: Their distinctive barbecue sauce and their desserts. Turns out both are award-winning!
This combo plate offered tender, sliced-beef brisket and sausage “special-ordered from Dallas.” The brisket had a good, smoky flavor. They heat the sauce and bring it out in a special bottle. It’s got a really distinctive flavor, sweet and a bit vinegar-y. We tried to find out the ingredients from the owner’s wife Cathy, but no luck! That’s deep-fried corn, which was sweet and juicy, and homemade potato salad.
RO’s is famous for its desserts and has won several Austin Chronicle Best Dessert polls. We were tempted by the Jalapeno Apple Pie, but ended up going with the Deep-Dish Blackberry. Look at that flaky crust. Heaven!