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Sunday, November 3, 2019
Blues, Bandits, and BBQ 2019
Always a fun event and admission of just $25 for tasting tickets is one of the biggest bargains on the BBQ Fest circuit. It was a beautiful Fall day and the crowd seemed a bit larger than usual.
There seemed to be fewer cookers competing this year. I think temperatures in the 30's the night before may have weeded out some of the participants.
The food this year was also weaker than usual. There were a few good samples, several pork belly bites, some chicken, and pulled pork, but the brisket, sausage, and tacos were decidedly average. Only one pork rib was offered and it was average, too.
Still, a beautiful day, some beer, and lots of different BBQ made for a fun day and a full belly. We will certainly be back again next year, but hopefully the weather is a little worse and the food is a little better!
I love barbecue. I always wanted to spend some vacation time sampling the best BBQ joints in Texas. A few years ago, my friend Scott and I started doing just that and we've been doing it every year since. We call it the "Calories and Cholesterol Tour". Since so many people were asking me about our experiences, I started writing them up. We are not expert eaters or writers. We just do this for fun and because we LOVE Texas BBQ. A note about our reviews. We tend to be "stealth" reviewers. We don't ask for pit tours or cooking techniques and we try to be discrete about taking photos til after we are done. We want to experience each meal as an average customer. If you know a great Texas BBQ joint we need to try, e-mail me at donotemp AT gmail DOT com. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS FOR A LARGER VIEW! I also have a separate bass fishing blog.