There was a lot of good food this year. In fact I think it was the best year yet. The improvement in the Houston BBQ scene over the five years this festival has been going is nothing short of amazing. I think this fest should get some of the credit for that. Some of the highlights for me were brisket from Brooks' Place, El Burro and the Bull, The Brisket House, Lenox, Tejas Chocolate Craftory, and Spring Creek. There was a lot of good sausage, but I thought the spicy turducken sausage from Feges and the spicy sausage from Southern Q stood out. I didn't have a bad rib all day but Killen's killed it. In the other meats I thought the bacon wrapped smoked duck was outstanding as was the candied bacon from Brooks' Place. I could have been very happy revisiting those two lines and stuffing myself with those two goodies. I also enjoyed the meatball from Tin Roof and the beef rib and lambsicle from Louie Mueller's.
Separate posts of food and booth shots will be below. As always, you can click on any photo for a larger view.