Mar 31 2017

Lonestar Round Up-Kickoff BBQ 2017

In Texas the natural state of the common vernacular is filled with idioms. These small sayings are commonly used to convey feeling and emotions in a polite and humorous way. One common expression used is “Secret is in the Sauce”, especially when someone is complementing a friends cooking. This phrase has been a gesture of gracious acknowledgement thousands of times; around a plate of barbeque here in the Lone Star State.

Before the age of plastic bottles, getting the sauce out was more of a trick, or a test of patients. You hold it above your plate and wait… Then you tap on it, nothing happens. You patently wait as the aroma of the freshly sliced brisket and sausage fill your nostrils. You begin to shake the bottle eagerly anticipating the flow to begin. A small drip appears at the edge of the glass opening… then it gushes out onto the plate; an out of control flow; and now you hope the copious amount of sauce perfectly complements all the hard work of the pit master… Such is life.

We hold the bottle of life up and wait for special events. Patiently we await the planed events; thinking upon how much fun it will be… that’s the drip. Then the time comes and it rushes forth onto your plate of life, for better or worse. We do our best to absorb every moment to its fullest and savor every site and smell…Such is the long weekend of The Lonestar Round up.

You prepare; to keep it neat and planed out, but just like a plate of barbeque and a bottle of sauce; after it starts flowing you may need to go back for some more bread to clean your plate.

The Kickoff barbeque is a long held tradition of the LSRU (The Lonestar Round Up). This year it will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017

We encourage those who can attend to come on out and enjoy the long tradition of Texas hospitality and the consumption of potations.

Have no worries, our sauce is in squeeze bottles. We know y’all have waited long enough… and oh yeah, “the secret is in the sauce”


To view the list of scheduled events please visit… The Lonestar Round Up


Nov 25 2015

2015 Lonestar Round up… in the rearview mirror

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They say a photo is worth a thousand words, well we shall see… Photos span from the kick off BBQ and trough the 2015 Lonestar Round up weekend here in Austin Texas.

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Hop Up magazine was on hand this year with a release party held at Austin speed shop… It was a hoot

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Are you getting the picture?  The next day…

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And into the evening… it went

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These few photos are only a drop in a bucket, and a very small taste of a great Texas automotive event.


Feb 10 2014

The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up

The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up April 4th & 5th, 2014 Austin, Texas… is on the horizon folks. It has become one of the anchor hotrod and custom events in Texas… and in the world of custom car culture. There are several (opening mid. and closing) offspring events in the mix.  

The Thursday “Meat and Greet” BBQ is a great way to start the weekend. This taste of Texas has helped to solidify the resolve of many, to make the annual pilgrimage from across the globe.

Hope to see Y’all there…



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Aug 23 2013

Top Notch

Top notch Hamburgers and Fried chicken on Burnet rd. has risen to the predominate location to gather for car guys and gals in Austin Texas. Throughout the year there are movie nights and Cruz-ins posted a few weeks in advance.

The Car

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Top Notch Flyer

Real charbroiled burgers over an open flame have a distinctive flavor and aroma, mixed with rumble of hotrods, custom and vintage cars can truly be intoxicating. Sprinkle that with automotive based fellowship and you begin to forget about the passage of time.


Some have the ability to capture these fleeting moments

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Top Notch has film history, as the meeting point in “Dazed and Confused”. You never know who maybe in the booth next to you eating or hanging out these days, especially around ACL or SXSW.


In-between the big music and movie events of Austin Texas, in the small calm,  Top Notch is a refuge for the pavement pounding local hero in search of a taste of the past…

Top Notch Hamburgers