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By Colleen Brooks estled a bit off the beaten path along the banks of the serene Cypress Creek is Wimberley’s newest restaurant, The Back Porch. Jay Bachman is responsible for this oasis in our “little bit of heaven,” where guests can enjoy all the components of a perfect Texas day – gathering friends and family, a good home cooked meal, and the ability to splash and play in Wimberley’s beloved creek. “Chef Jay” is well known in the Wimberley community as someone who has been providing for others through his catering company, “Chef Jay Events.” It was also through this company that he took on the task of donating more than 13,000 home cooked meals to those in need following the 2015 Memorial Day flood. Once the community was stable, he then deployed to Houston and Louisiana as part of Mercy Chefs to assist others in flood-ravaged communities. It’s easy to see that utilizing his skill set to provide for others is where his passion lies. Jay started in the kitchen when he was just five years old, working under the mentorship of his mother and grandmother in the family bakery. He studied music after high school while managing several restaurants and high-end nightclubs in Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth - but ultimately, music could not compare to his love of being in the kitchen. He opted for the small-town charm of Wimberley in 2008 to raise a family and has not looked back since. Restoration of the Lodge at Cypress Falls was the perfect opportunity for him to bring his dream to fruition. The creek here was used as a sacred ceremonial site by Native Americans; numerous artifacts were found when it was dredged in the late 1930’s that had been placed as offerings in much earlier days. Jay explains, “It is important to me that the community has a place that reflects the spirit of Wimberley - friends, family, natu-
Stop by The Back Porch for Chef Jay’s fine Texas barbecue, burgers and more. Photo courtesy The Back Porch.
eg G er an A ral beauty, and great food. Cypress Falls is the perfect location, and we couldn’t be happier about the public response. We’re really having a lot of fun.” Your biggest concern at The Back Porch will be refining your decisionmaking skills. It’s not easy to narrow down the menu selections that include his 52-hour premium black Angus brisket, 48-hour pulled pork, 16-hour turkey breast, and smoked sausage. He also offers American fare that includes a selection of classic burgers, a selection of all-beef hot dogs, fried macaroni and cheese bites, and a turkey salad. Also, look for his signature line of burgers with names like “The Hambulance” (all-beef patty, pulled pork, bacon and cheddar cheese), and the “Eagle Rock” (bacon cheeseburger with a poached See BACK PORCH, page 13
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Owners Marco & Eva welcome you for
11-2:30 & 5-8:30 Open Fri & Sat ‘til 9 pm
Lunch & Dinner
CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY
303 Wimberley Square 12 • Welcome To Wimberley • Spring/Summer 2017
Relax a while at The Back Porch. Photo courtesy The Back Porch.
Published on Mar 31, 2017
Published on Mar 31, 2017
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