As anyone knows, Texas means B-B-Q, and right outside of
Fitties opened in
Fitties is a family affair. Brothers Richard and Gary, along with sister-in-law Teri, are integral in helping J.O. keep the home fires burning. Each family member is renowned for their own specialties within the culinary mix. Whether it’s Teri’s breakfast tacos, Richard’s breads, or a healthy portion of
The Gratten family’s cooking has always been about community. J.O.’s father, Theodis, was dubbed Austin’s “Deacon Q” in honor of the huge B-B-Q party he threw every year. Everyone knew when the party was imminent by the large quantities of certain supplies the “Deacon” was seen buying at the store. Word spread, and speculation abounded as to which of the “Deacon’s” seemingly infinite array of side dishes would accompany the star of the show—the beef! The community would enhance the party by bringing their own versions of different side dishes, many of which became parts of the stockpile of recipes still found at Fitties today.
Fitties means community at the heart of
In creating the Fitties experience, J.O. has remembered his father’s involvement with the community. Theodis once said that every neighborhood could and should have its own “Deacon-Q”. Now they can! J.O. has created a SCHOOL OF B-B Q- where anyone can absorb well over a hundred years of Gratten family knowledge to create their own culinary treasures. Information is available at Fitties in