Catherine Stiles is the Founder and Head Maker of Barbecue Wife, a "Junk Free" craft cocktail mixer company based in Austin, Texas. Catherine became a "Barbecue Wife" in 2011 when she and her husband, Shane Stiles, opened Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew, an award winning craft barbecue joint in Austin. They opened their second restaurant in 2018 The Switch in Dripping Springs, which also serves her delicious cocktail. Catherine was inspired by the "no corners cut" methods of prepping Central Texas BBQ and took it a step further to create a line of "Junk Free" craft cocktail mixers including her award winning Barbecue Wife Bloody Mar Mix and Texas Smoked Honey Margarita Mix. Catherine is an advocate for supporting and sharing the stories of Women in Barbecue through her Barbecue Wife efforts.
Her restaurants are:
Stiles Switch BBQ - www.stilesswitchbbq.com
The Switch - www.theswitchdripping.com www.instagram.com/theswitchdripping www.twitter.com/theswitchbbq www.facebook.com/theswitchdripping
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June 25th, 2019 | Season 1 | 51 mins 55 secs
Our guest this week is Catherine Stiles, founder of Barbecue Wife. Barbecue Wife is a cocktail mixer brand that began as a platform to tell the unique stories of some amazing women within the barbeque industry. Barbecue Wife has grown to be a well-recognized cocktail mixer within the state of Texas. After researching the barbecue industry and the beverage industry, I became incredibly intrigued by Catherine’s story and knew it would make for a great episode!