Sunday, October 8, 2017
5th Annual Pitmaster's Picnic, Dallas
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!