I am seven for seven at this great festival and I plan on being eight for eight next year. This show seems to improve almost every year and the food seems to get better, too. For 2019 they were up to 30 BBQ joints, which is the most I have seen at any festival.
Beef ribs were a thing again this year and were on offer from many of the vendors. We didn't have a bad sample, but Louie Mueller's beef rib slider and the beef rib burnt ends from Tin Roof stood out.
There were a lot of tasty ideas in the "other" category, too. Killen's had some great fried chicken. It's not BBQ, but I happily ate it anyway. Add a little spice and they could give Gus's a run for their money. Southern Q had some spicy wings that were very good. Creole meatballs, pastrami beef tongue, meatloaf with bourbon bacon jam, and bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers were just a few of the "other" highlights. There were also a bunch of different pulled pork samples as little taco or cracker concoctions.