Friday, October 20, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
This year the event featured 13 pitmasters from as far away as Oregon and New York, but we were mainly interested in the excellent list of Texas joints appearing. The venue was the parking lot behind the Granada Theater on Greenville Avenue. Parking is ALWAYS an issue in that area so I met Scott at his place and we car-pooled down. We showed up about an hour early and stood around talking BBQ til the VIP gates opened at 12:30.
Inside we found several of the booths were not ready. They had some power issues just before opening and that threw some folks off. I managed to scoop up samples from 10 joints with plans to catch up the last three on round two. We managed to find a shady table in the VIP area and dug into our first samples. Surprisingly, we even had a guy come up and offer to buy our beer box trays. That was a first!
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
We got to the park about 45 minutes early and were towards the front of the VIP line. I think we were maybe 10 or 12 back from the front. They moved us around a couple of times, then they came down the line and checked IDs for the beer wristbands. About 30 minutes before opening we went into the chutes where they checked bags and issued the VIP wristbands.
One of the joints, I believe it was Meat You Anywhere, came down the line with brisket samples while we waited. Nice!
This is a nice sized fest with plenty of shady spots to hang out in. The Trailer Park Olympiks included fun stuff like a bull riding machine, toilet seat toss, and armadillo races.
Once the general admission hordes came in the party was pretty much over for us. We skedaddled around 3:30 pm and headed home for a much needed meat coma nap.
I have several more photo sections below. 1 set of meat and crowd scenes and two of booths and food. As always, click on any photo for a larger view.