The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest launches it’s 8th year, inviting a brand new “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” list which was released in June. The celebration begins on Saturday, November 4th, with the Brisket Brunch and a new educational event entitled ‘Cue Course. The festival itself will be held on Sunday, November 5th, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Barbecue lovers can purchase tickets at TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 10th.
Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend
The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, which sells out every year, celebrates the arrival of a new list of “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” (in the June 2017 issue) with a full weekend of events. On Saturday, November 4th, the second annual Brisket Brunch will be held at Juliet Italian Kitchen (1500 Barton Springs Rd) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The special menu will feature a culinary collaboration between Juliet’s executive chef, Jacob Weaver, and pitmaster Leonard Botello IV of TRUTH Barbeque, ranked #10 on the Texas Monthly list from Brenham, Texas. Tickets are $85 per person for a meaty brunch menu with cocktails included.
‘Cue Course, a new BBQ educational experience
Takes place after the Brisket Brunch, on Saturday, November 4th, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Terry Black’s Barbecue (1003 Barton Springs Rd). Hosted by Texas Monthly’s Barbecue Editor Daniel Vaughn, the event, which features certified educators from Texas A&M University’s Meat Science department and notable pitmasters, will attract hardcore fans with a deep dive into barbecue education, pit tours, and a smoked-meat meal. Tickets are $125 each, with education, food, and beverages included.
Closing out the weekend of festivities, the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest will be held on Sunday, November 5th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (VIP entry at noon), at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. A grand total of 31 barbecue restaurants from across the state will come together, making this year’s event the largest in the event’s history. The featured BBQ restaurants, all of whom are on the magazine’s new “Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas” list, will be on hand serving smoked delicacies. Guests are encouraged to eat as much as humanly possibly while enjoying live music, sweet treats, and lawn games.
VIP tickets are $165, with General Admission priced at $80, and tickets for children (ages 10 and under) available at $10 each. To purchase tickets for the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest, visit TexasMonthly.com/tmbbqfest.
This year’s participating BBQ Joints:
|Micklethwait Craft Meats||Austin|
|Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew||Austin|
|Terry Black’s Barbecue||Austin|
|Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ||Austin|
|BBQ on the Brazos||Cresson|
|Heim Barbecue||Fort Worth|
|Rio Grande Grill BBQ & Tex Mex||Harlingen|
|Roegels Barbecue Co.||Houston|
|Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que||Llano|
|2M Smokehouse||San Antonio|
|The Granary ’Cue & Brew||San Antonio|
|Hays Co. Bar-B-Que||San Marcos|
|Louie Mueller Barbecue||Taylor|
|Tejas Chocolate Craftory||Tomball|
|Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ||Tyler|
|Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque||Wolfforth|
The Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend is sponsored by 44 Farms, Barritt’s Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, Big Red, Legacy Whisky, Lone Star Beer, Jennie-O Turkey, and YETI.