Pre-sale tickets for the April 14, 2019 festival are on sale now. Looks like the event will be back at the Humble Civic Center, which was a great site last year. I grabbed my VIP tickets. We will be 7 for 7!
I wish more BBQ events would provide their previous attendees a pre-sale bargain.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Another fun afternoon at Kidd Springs Park in Oak Cliff with 45 competition BBQ teams and some very good blues bands onstage.
I still feel this event is one of the best bargains on the BBQ circuit. It's just the right size, not too overcrowded, and at just $25 for 35 BBQ samples it is definitely a deal.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Ruby's closed last year and they are selling some of the memorabilia and art that adorned their walls for many years on Saturday, November 10th from 4 pm to 9 pm at Antones nightclub in Austin.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The Smoked Dallas crew have branched out a few miles west to put on the first Smoked Fort Worth. With 5 years in Dallas under their belt, they put on a predictably well organized first edition in Cowtown. The weather forecast was dire, but they made up for it by promising a 100% chance of BBQ.
We drove through a good gully washer headed over to The Stockyards, but when we pulled up in the parking lot the rain stopped. We had head to toe rain gear but it never rained more than a drip after about 12:30. Unfortunately, Scott had gotten there earlier (he was 3rd in line) and he got soaked. Timing is everything!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
We've been to all of these and they just get better and better. For awhile it seemed that the fest might be renamed SOAKED Dallas, due to the heavy rains that were predicted. I don't know if any of the cooks smoked on site this time, but if they did, they deserve Iron Man credit. It poured Friday night. Fortunately, the rain ended early Saturday. We got the VIP tickets, like we always do, and we got there about 12:30 to stand in the short line. Scott was first in line, we were about 20 back.
We did our usual thing, grabbing 8 or so samples, headed to the VIP seating area, sampled those, then rushed off to grab some more. Brisket and sausage were offered most often. Only one rib was seen at the 17 booths. Several offered brisket tacos, sausage tacos, or sliders.
Monday, September 17, 2018
While on vacation in Colorado we spotted this place in Silverton and decided to give it a try. This location is only open from May through October, but their main location in Arizona is open year round. Inside you order at the counter and all the food is prepped in the back and brought out to your table. I got the 3 meat plate with brisket, ribs, and sausage which was $27 with 1 beer and 1 soft drink.
Fortunately we had a whole Franklin brisket with us which we snacked on for our whole vacation.