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Top pitmaster and Valentina’s veteran joins Treaty Oak Distilling

Matthew Odam
Some of Scott Fogle's handiwork at the now-shuttered Whitfield's. [Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

Treaty Oak Distilling is making moves to set itself apart from fellow Central Texas distilleries by upping the ante on its culinary program. The Dripping Springs destination has hired Scott Fogle to serve as its pitmaster. Fogle, a veteran of Valentina’s Tex-Mex BBQ, most recently ran the pits at the short-lived standout trailer Whitfield's.

The menu at the distillery’s Alice’s Restaurant, formerly Ghost Hill Restaurant, includes the Texas holy trinity of brisket, pork ribs and sausage, along with turkey, chicken legs, pulled chicken and wild-caught snapper, something you don’t see very often at restaurants specializing in barbecue. The barbecue offerings at the restaurant supplant The BBQ Pit trailer offerings that the distillery has been serving up to this summer.

As a veteran of Whitfield's and Valentina’s, you know Fogle pays serious attention to side dishes, here serving Mexican street corn, peach cabbage slaw, green chili mac and cheese, smoked and fried potatoes and more. View the full menu here. And, with the location on the distillery property, you know to expect cocktails made with Treaty Oak’s award-winning whiskey.

Alice’s serves dinner on Thursday and Friday, lunch and dinner on Saturday and lunch and early dinner Sunday.