Religious Experience in Texas

If you’ve been following along, you know my last post ended with our visit with the Cowboy Muffler Man in Boerne, Texas.

Before leaving Virginia, I’d mapped out some must-see sights. It just so happened that the original Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ was along our route.

Now y’all knew I couldn’t revisit Texas without stopping at Rudy’s, right?

A place has to be good if they have the chutzpah to call themselves the “worst.”


I had to take Hubby to Rudy’s so he could taste their brisket. I wanted him to understand exactly why I have been urging him to smoke some brisket for me at home.

Rudy’s Menu


Rudy's Moist Brisket
Rudy’s Moist Brisket


Doesn’t that look yummy?

I’m pretty sure Hubby said, “Oh my God…” after his first bite.

Happy Hubby


I know I did. In fact, I probably said it more than once. That creamed corn is delicious, too.

It’s literally whole kernels of corn floating in buttery, heavy cream.

Brisket, Creamed Corn, and Cole Slaw
Brisket, Creamed Corn, and Cole Slaw




It was a dinner we both REALLY enjoyed. After we ate, I snapped a few pics of the establishment.

Quaint Interior


Wall Mural




Outdoor Seating Area (one of two)


Then we continued our trek toward San Antonio. Our last must-see sight for the day was actually close to downtown.

Indian Muffler Man


An Indian Muffler Man.

Unfortunately, he was mounted high in the air atop two poles. So that’s not a great angle.

And it made for another awkward MM-growing-out-of-my-head selfie.

Indian Muffler Man and Me
Indian Muffler Man and Me


Getting a better shot would have required crossing a four-land road full of heavy rush-hour traffic. I didn’t mind the gaggle of used car salesmen chuckling at my photo shoot, but I didn’t want to risk my life crossing that swath of hot macadam.

The next one isn’t too bad.

Red McCombs' Indian
Red McCombs’ Indian


At least you can see his cool headdress in that shot.

Two Muffler Men in one day. Awesome, eh? A cowboy AND an Indian in Texas.

Sadly, there were no more Muffler Man sightings during our brief trip, but I do have pics from Saturday and Sunday still to share.

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

8 Replies to “Religious Experience in Texas”

  1. Kathy:

    I’ve never seen a real Muffler Man. I guess they didn’t come this far West

    we have lots of beef brisket here too, but done Asian style. I actually had curry beef brisket on Saturday, melts in your mouth type

    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. Kathy:

    my comments keep disappearing. I have just changed browers again

    I have never seen a real Muffler Man. I don’t think they came too far West

    We also have beef brisket here but done Asian style. I had curried beef brisket last Saturday, melts in your mouth

    Riding the Wet Coast

  3. I think, after seeing this so-called “Indian Muffler Man,” you will have to quantify what, exactly, makes for a “Muffler Man.” I’m just not seeing the similarity to the strangely leering, hands-shaped-to-hold-a-sledgehammer-of-death Muffler Man in the previous post.

    That said, neat pictures, and I envy you the Texas brisket barbecue.

  4. Kathy:

    for some reason I cannot post comments. this is my 3rd attempt

    We don’t have any muffler men here. I have never seen one, perhaps one day I may stumble upon one

    We also have excellent brisket here but done in the Asian style. I had curried brisket last Saturday, melts in your mount

    Riding the Wet Coast

    1. Bob, that’s so odd. There must be something with your connection. The good news is, I haven’t had to “approve” any of your comments lately before they posted to the site.

      Asian-style brisket. Yum.

      There’s just something about super-tender meat…

  5. I just looked and there’s a muffler man in Puyallup. We’ll have to go look next time you’re here 🙂

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