Saturday, May 4, 2019
Another excellent day of BBQ in downtown Tyler and still one of our favorite BBQ events of the year. 28 joints and so much good food to eat. As we arrived, we even followed behind Hutchin's smoker driving to our parking spot. I was more than tempted to run out and snatch a bite at one of the stoplights. The weather had been iffy all week, but by the time they opened the gates for the VIP ticket holders the sun was starting to peek through the clouds. How the Tyler Chamber of Commerce arranged that, I have no idea, but kudos!
Pitmaster Nick Pencis from Stanley's was playing drums in the jazz band in the tent.
After we finished our first batch of BBQ, off we went to gather up the rest of the goodies. Here's the second box full.
Pork belly in various forms was as plentiful as ribs with Meat Church's burnt ends being top of the mark, to my taste. Pinkertons had some good stuff but the fat was thick and not well rendered. Fortunately I could just peel the meat off the fat for a scrumptious morsel.
Several pages of booth and food photos follow. If you're not hungry already, looking at those pages will make you hungry. As always, clicking on any photo will show a larger view.