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.