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Texas Bar-B-Q Joint

By on October 20, 2016

In 1977 Richard and Tina Mogab moved their family from Rochester, New York to Houston, Texas. They relocated to pursue careers, father Richard as a Master Plumber, mother Tina in Real Estate. They owned their own businesses and yearly the Mogabs entertained their family, friends, business associates and customers at their home by throwing an annual barbecue. Richard, as a hobby, built meat smokers. He developed his own recipes for, and the art of making great Texas BBQ. The conversation at the Mogab’s annual barbecue always included talk of one day opening a restaurant in the Rochester, New York area.

The Mogab’s son Richard (Moose) moved back to Rochester in 2000 after graduating from Texas A&M University. In 2007 he convinced his mom and dad to return to Rochester to, “Make the dinnertime conversation into a reality.” In May of 2007 Taste of Texas Bar-B-Q, 122 S. Union Street, Spencerport, was born.

The business is build on the BBQ skills the Mogab family developed with mesquite slow smoked meats, tender baby back ribs, beef brisket, hand-pulled pork, smoked chicken and southern homemade sides made with favorite family recipes including Moose’s Mac & Cheese, Aunt Clara’s Broc & Cheese, Sitti’s Baked Beans, Tina’s Potato Salad, Mama’s Fried Green Tomatoes and many more. Also on the menu are a NY Fish Fry, Beer Battered Shrimp and Grilled Salmon choices. There are traditional Southern favorites including Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken Fried Chicken with Country Gravy. There are steaks, burgers, plates, soups, salads and of course, corn bread muffins. A complete Kid’s Menu is also available.

Their Signature Dish, and what sets the now named Texas Bar-B-Q Joint apart from other BBQ restaurants, is the Outlaw Potato. An over one pound baked potato stuffed with butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon, and chives, piled high with your choice of bar-b-q beef, bar-b-q chicken, or pulled pork, sure to satisfy a Texas size appetite.

texas-bbq-1In August 2014, they opened their 2nd location, the Outlaw Potato Shack, 3160 West Ridge Road (in the Lowe’s Plaza), Greece. The shack is a Drive-Thru location with a limited menu that features the Outlaw Potatoes, Ribs, Sandwiches, Sides and Salads. They focus on, “Great BBQ fast, even faster than fast food, with way better food.”

In August of 2016 the third location was opened, a full service, full menu restaurant, RIT Restaurant, located at 200 Park Point Drive in Henrietta. All of the Texas Bar-B-Q Joint’s great food is made fresh daily at each restaurant location.

Since 2004, Texas Bar-B-Q Joint has had a full service catering business. They offer a large variety of authentic Texas-style BBQ dishes. Texas Bar-B-Q Joint can cater large or small events, service for 10 to 1500 people.

Sadly, in April 2016 father, Richard Mogab passed away after a short battle with lung cancer. Visit his tribute page on the Texas Bar-B-Q Joint’s website

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