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"doc holiday" banquet room
The "Doc Holiday" Banquet room originated as the Settlement Inn built by Max Aue in 1878. The German immigrant was awarded 640 acres in what is now the Leon Springs area for his service as a Texas Ranger. Max built the Saltbox Aue house/store in 1855 which became the first stop on the "Jackass" Stage route from San Antonio to San Diego, California. This strategic location was a day journey from San Antonio or Boerne to San Diego. The popularity of the horse changing station prompted Aue to build the Settlement Inn. He also built the dogtrot log cabin in preparation for his marriage to Emma Toepperwein in 1857. The railroad came through Leon Springs in 1887 and the town was renamed to Aue Station. Max's son, Rudolph, opened Rudy's, a gas station, garage and grocery store in 1889. The store was the foundation for "The Original" Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q today. The "Worst!" Bar-B-Q in Texas was born from the recipes and culinary skills of the legendary Doc Holiday. Rudy's opened it's doors as a meat market in 1989. The historical two story stone Settlement Inn was renamed in Doc Holiday's name after his death in 2007. "The Original" Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q is the exclusive caterer for the Doc Holiday Banquet room as Doc’s recipes are still in use today including his famous “sause”. Doc’s passion for great bar-b-q is reflected in Rudy’s quality. The bar-b-q is seasoned using all natural spices and cooked in oak wood pit fires that have been burning at each location since opening day. The Leon Springs building was added to the Register of Historic Places in 1979 and the log house is one of few still in existence in the area. Doc's passion for serving others is still reflected thru Rudy’s military and first responders programs and are a token of appreciation to honor those who serve our communities. The "Doc Holiday" Banquet Room is able to remain a free venue for the community thru the support of "The Original" Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, "The Worst!" Bar-B-Q in Texas!
"THE ORIGINAL" RUDY'S COUNTRY STORE AND BAR-B-Q IS THE EXCLUSIVE CATERER FOR THE "DOC HOLIDAY" BANQUET ROOM