Inside: The Round Up Texas BBQ in Cold Spring
Ten years ago, Texas native Linda Vaughan was looking for a place to live in the Hudson Valley with her husband and she said a feeling came over her when she passed by a certain section of Route 9.
"I just knew I was going to own a saloon here one day," Vaughan says.
The property wasn't available yet, but eventually it came up for sale. But Vaughan and Hammond didn't just jump into the restaurant business.
They enlisted their friend Bill Viletto and the trio bought an RV and turned it into a food truck. They dubbed it the Round Up Texas BBQ and they built a following from day-trippers and word of mouth.
When the weather turned cold, the dining room was built in the old barn. Step by step, the partners are working towards building a full-scale restaurant and saloon.
In the meantime, the smokers are still working away and ribs, brisket and chicken are ready to order.
Here is a look inside the interesting eatery.