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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Danny Haberman


Danny Haberman and his partner, Doug Boney, have mastered the art of making barbecue both big-time and local.  Doug started Pok-e-Jo’s in 1979, and Danny joined the business in 1986. Customers who frequent the current five Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse restaurants in the Austin metro area enjoy the consistent taste across locations and the variety of meat accompaniments, including eleven side dishes, three varieties of cobbler, and an expansive pickle bar.  Danny has been particularly involved in developing and expanding the Pok-e-Jo’s catering business, which now outfits 8,000 events each year, including both down-home and dressed-up Texas weddings.

Date of interview:
2007-08-30 00:00

Interviewer:
Lisa Powell

Photographer:
Lisa Powell

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