You could spend Labor Day toiling over hot coals to prove your grill master mettle, or you could let Chef Phillip Speer handle the meat while you lean back and take in tunes from a Houston rap titan at Bun B's Backyard BBQ. Speer, a longtime Austin chef and multiple James Beard semifinalist, will be cooking three whole goats at a free party hosted by Music Is On the Menu at South Austin watering hole the Little Darlin'.
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In addition to the UGK rapper, the musical bill includes Big Arch, the Peligrosa DJs and DJ Gracie Chavez.
The party, which kicks off at noon and runs til 10 p.m., is free, but subject to venue capacity. An online donation of $10 or more secures entry til 4 p.m. A portion of proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation. facebook.com/musicisonthemenu