Thanksgiving Menu


The Butcher Shop is now taking orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys, Porchetta, Mincemeat, Turducken sausages, Pies and pie crusts!  Please call the Butcher Shop at 512.524.0688 to place your order.  

Pick up times are as follows:

Monday, November 20th  11am-5pm (restaurant is closed)

Tuesday, November 21st   11am-10pm

Wednesday, November 22nd   11am-10pm


Brined Smith and Smith Farm Turkey.  These plump Broad-Breasted White Turkeys from Smith and Smith are our perennial favorites, especially when brined for three days in our Autumnal bath of salt, citrus, garlic and herbs.  These birds are estimated to weigh in at between 12-16 lbs each (they're still strutting around the pasture as we write this, and as much as their growth rates can be forecasted, they can come in a little light or heavy.)  The brining process makes them juicier, seasoned evenly, and immediately ready for the smoker, oven or fryer.  Recipe here.

$8/lb.  Turkeys estimated at 12-16 lbs each*.   SOLD OUT

*as these birds are harvested right before the holiday on a small farm with its own processing facility, some variation in weights is to be expected.  We will do our very best in working with the farmers to bring you a bird as close to these projected weight ranges as we can.

Porchetta.  A Dai Due classic.  A whole pork loin from a fat Twin Oaks Ranch hog, wrapped up in its own belly after being slathered with fragrant fennel fronds, garlic, rosemary, black pepper and Texas olive oil.  Roast this gorgeous cut, slice thickly, and serve with lots of vegetables.  Recipe here.

$18/lb.  Approximate 3 lb. roasts, serves 4-8.  

Holiday Mincemeat.  This tradition starts in the early Fall when pears and apples appear (right now) and we begin cutting and stewing the fruit with plenty of brandy, organic sugar, spices and savory beef fat.  As new-crop pecans and the first citrus fruit of the year comes in, these are added, creating a layered, rich pie filling.

$24/quart jar.

Turducken Sausage.  As the name suggests, this sausage is made from turkey (Smith and Smith), duck (Belle Vie) and chicken (Dewberry).  After being finely ground and blended with herbs and spices, a copious amount of cornbread (gluten-free) and green onions are added.  The sausage is then poached, and is ready for the grill, the pan or the smoker.

$14/lb, approximate 1 pound links.

Parker House Rolls.  A tray of Abby's buttery Parker House rolls, ready to reheat in the oven.

$8/9 rolls. 

Pie Crust.  A raw, ready to bake pie crust made from organic flour, organic butter and freshly rendered lard.  Good for sweet or savory applications like quiche, mincemeat pie and tarts.

$8 each (top and bottom crusts to make one pie).  SOLD OUT

Apple Pie.  Made with a variety of sweet apples from the Panhandle.  


Buttermilk Pie.  Our housemade buttermilk (made with Mill-King milk) custard, with some sweet south Texas lemon zest.  


Sweet Potato Pie.  Judiciously spiced, this is a local variation on the classic pumpkin.