Craft Beer & Texican BBQ Make A Nice Pair
Mija Barbecue’s savory wood-fired aromas are whetting the appetites of craft beer drinkers at Ash & Ember Brewing in Cedar Hill. The BBQ brisket, pulled pork tacos, and different inventive smoked meat choices make excellent accompaniments for the regionally brewed craft beer. Mija, or time period of endearment, is a family-owned enterprise for Ryan Siegler and his spouse, Bailey.
A Midlothian native who graduated from MHS in 2007, Ryan moved to Cedar Hill with Bailey and their two younger daughters three years in the past. He spent years within the restaurant enterprise as a supervisor for Starbucks, Ascension Espresso Co., and different companies, however his ardour was smoking meats. Ryan’s interest of smoking meat for household birthdays and different occasions rapidly gained followers.
“I like serving folks meals, and I’m captivated with it. I put quite a lot of effort and time into what I serve,” Ryan stated. “Folks stored saying ‘you need to promote this,’ so in 2018 I made a decision to start out a sideline catering enterprise and deal with bigger occasions. After catering a number of profitable occasions for 60-70 folks from our dwelling, I requested my pal Johnny Herrera to assist with the rising enterprise.”
“We began experimenting with tacos created from pulled pork BBQ, which was so scrumptious it opened up a complete new space of creativity. We mix Tex-Mex with BBQ to make our ‘Genuine Texican’,” he added.
From Meals Truck To Shifting Inside Ash & Ember
After deciding it was time to take his sideline enterprise to a different degree, Ryan thought of shopping for a meals truck for pop-up occasions. A possibility to help Ash & Ember, a Cedar Hill brewery that opened in June of 2020, got here up as an alternative. Ryan had approached Tim Martin, a pal from MHS who co-owns the brewery with Brian Krajcirovic, about holding month-to-month pop-up occasions of their car parking zone. As a substitute, Tim invited them to come back inside.
That invitation turned out to be a well timed transfer for each firms, and has developed into Mija including common meals service to the brewery’s craft beer choices. During the pandemic, Dallas County’s restrictions solely allowed the brand new brewery to supply crowlers and growlers for pick-up by prospects. By including meals service 4 days per week, Ash & Ember Brewing was quickly capable of open their spacious new location (initially at restricted capability) beneath TABC restaurant laws.
Ash & Ember Brewing Anniversary
When Ash & Ember Brewing celebrated their one yr anniversary in June, Mija Barbecue was there to organize a particular three-course Anniversary Brewers Dinner for the event.
“We’ve been instructed that as many individuals are coming for the meals, now, as for the beer,” Pitmaster Ryan stated.
Mija Barbecue menu at Ash & Ember options brisket, sausage, pulled pork, and pork stomach sandwiches for $10, or combos with two sides for $13. Grilled cheese sandwich with kettle chips ($6), brisket grilled cheese or pulled pork grilled cheese ($9).
My favorites are Mija’s tacos, and I like all of them, together with their sliced brisket taco, Dallas model brisket taco, pulled pork taco, and their latest creation, a Brisket Birria taco. It options chopped brisket, onions and cheese on a heat flour tortilla served with a aspect of beef broth for dipping. All tacos are $6, and a taco plate with two sides is $15.
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In addition they serve Quesadillas, and quite a lot of BBQ meats starting from brisket to pulled pork and beef sausage can be found for buy by the pound.
Sides contains Mac and Cheese, potato salad, Elote (Mija’s tackle Mexican road corn), and Charro Beans. Giant 16 oz. containers can be found for buy to take dwelling alongside together with your barbecue. Pies by Bailey, who additionally bakes for 1846 Espresso Firm, are very fashionable with Ash & Embers prospects. Bailey’s well-known Bourbon Pecan Pie or Oatmeal Stout Chocolate Pie can be found for $4 a slice.
Mija Barbecue now serves scrumptious tacos, sandwiches, and different favorites to the brewery’s prospects on Wednesday and Thursday (4-10 p.m.), Friday (1-11 p.m.), and Saturday (midday to 11 p.m.) Snacks can be found on the brewery from 4-9 p.m. Tues. Ash & Ember Brewing Co. is situated at 226 Texas Avenue in Cedar Hill. For data, name 972-637-3450.