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We just learned that Luke Zimmermann, founder of the Central Texas Barbecue Association and Ruby's BBQ in Austin, passed away last weekend after a short battle with liver cancer. Luke was a key player in our collaboration with our friends at The University of Texas at Austin, whom we worked with to collect oral histories for the Texas leg of our Southern BBQ Trail. He was well loved in Austin and beyond, and the barbecue community has certainly suffered a profound loss.
Learn more about Luke life and legacy here.