A Week From Turning 85, Tootsie Tomanetz Misses Her Barbecue Family

Tootsie Tomanetz told me several years back that, “by staying active and busy, it helps me have a long life.” The celebrated pitmaster at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington will celebrate her 85th birthday next week, on April 21. Since the pandemic hit, the activities that have kept her busy for decades are mostly gone. Snow’s has been closed to the public for a month, though it’s still cooking and shipping barbecue. The last day on her weekday maintenance job with the Giddings School District was before Spring Break. The students, co-workers, and adoring barbecue fans that she draws so much energy from are now distant by design. I called Tootsie on Saturday afternoon. On a normal Saturday, she would have been resting after her weekly…View Original Post

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