Norma Frances Tomanetz (regionally often known as Tootsie) is the famed pitmaster at Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Texas, the place folks begin swarming the place as early as 5 am to style Tootsie’s meals.
Date of birth
She is 85 years old as of 2020, however her date of birth is not yet known.
To be updated.
She was born about 3 miles east of Lexington, Texas on a farm. She is the oldest of 3 children. They raised corn, cotton, maize, peanuts, cattle and hogs. His father was a farmer.
She graduated from Lexington High School in 1953.
She was married to “White”, Edward was his real name, in 1956. He was a veteran who’d been stationed in Alaska during the Korean conflict. Together they have three children, Patricia, Dale, and Hershel.”
Not yet established.
Career (Snows BBQ's journey).
In 1966 Mr. Doyle, owner of City Meat Market in Giddings, was short handed at the market where her husband worked (Edward “White” Tomanetz.) That’s where she learnt to cook on the pits and also worked the fresh meat counter. She worked the pits and counter there for 10 years and then Mr. Doyle bought the Meat Market in Lexington and he asked her to run it.
A year later “White” and Norma bought the market from Mr. Doyle. They ran the market during the week and whatever meat didn’t sell they would barbecue for Saturday. So they just did the Barbecue on Saturdays.
When her husband had a stroke they were forced to sell the business they had run for 20 years.
The Snow’s BBQ start came to be years after Kerry “Snow” Bexley first approached her about the idea to open the bbq business by the old Peanut Mill. Norma had an obligation to the new owners of the market to keep cooking there, and then when another ownership pass was happening the stars aligned so she called up Kerry to let him know she was available if he still wanted to open a bbq place. Snow’s BBQ opened March 1, 2003 and its been such a great experience ever since.