StageCoach BBQ & Grill Brings New Food Option to Brownsdale
When you think of Brownsdale, food doesn’t necessarily come to mind. But Mike Rumsey hopes to change that with his new food truck, StageCoach BBQ & Grill.
“There isn’t much left for restaurants in town,” Rumsey said.
Located behind Brownsdale’s Frontier Lounge, StageCoach BBQ & Grill opened about two months ago. Rumsey opened it because he “just wanted to bring food to Brownsdale”.
“I like to make food,” he says. “I used to do a lot of barbecues, so we’re going to start smoking stuff. “
The name of the food truck is a play on the Frontier Lounge.
“I put something on Facebook and a friend of mine said, ‘The StageCoach fits into the Frontier Lounge’ so this is the one I picked,” said Rumsey.
The menu currently consists of around 20 items – a little something for everyone.
“We’ve got six or seven different burgers, we’ve got chicken wings, onion rings, cheese curds, fish bites, chicken nuggets, a little bit of everything,” Rumsey said.
The menu includes the StageCoach Burger, a half-pound burger patty topped with Pepper Jack cheese, barbecue sauce, bacon and an onion ring.
“I’ve heard of people putting pepper jack cheese and bacon on burgers and throwing an onion ring at them,” Rumsey said. “I wanted a signature burger for the trailer, so I did.”
But the best-selling item on the menu is Loaded Waffle Fries, a generous serving of waffle fries topped with nacho cheese sauce, sour cream, barbecue sauce, onion, jalapenos, and pulled pork that Rumsey smokes himself. The concept was the idea of his brother-in-law.
But loaded waffle fries aren’t the only item featuring Rumsey’s pulled pork. The StageCoach XL Great Burger includes all StageCoach Burger toppings plus a bunch of pulled pork.
“The pork came from one of my smoking buddies,” Rumsey said. “Anyone can smoke pulled pork, we just do it a little differently and add our own little twist.”
Rumsey called the StageCoach BBQ & Grill reception “really good”.
“The community (of Brownsdale) supported him,” he said.
While usually parked behind the Frontier Lounge, StageCoach BBQ & Grill also attends events in the area, most recently at the River Rats Car Show in Austin.
“The auto show went very well; we ran out of food, ”Rumsey said, adding that he hopes to be a part of other events, such as regional county fairs.
StageCoach BBQ & Grill is open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays.
“This is really great food,” said Rumsey. “Our business is a bit more unique; you get a lot of products for your money. Everyone says this is really good food.
For more information on StageCoach BBQ & Grill, call 507-438-6777, email [email protected], or follow them on Facebook at StageCoach BBQ & Grill.