Do you like Texas barbecue? No, you love Texas barbecue. So now is the time to secure your tickets to the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest where some of the best barbecue joints from around the state will be featured.
Brisket, ribs, sausage, turkey, pork loin. Get your taste buds ready. But wipe the drool off your face because the festival isn’t until Sunday,October 30; however, tickets are already on sale at TMBBQ.com ($80 for general admission, $165 for VIP, $10 for children 5 and under).
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The lineup of pitmasters is taken exclusively from Texas Monthly’s annual list of best barbecue joints in the state. They’ll come from near and far to bring you their smoky offerings prepared on their own pits. If you see someone towing a gigantic smoker that weekend, make sure you follow them until they stop.
But some of the pitmasters and staff won’t have to travel too many miles. Six of them are from right here in Austin:
- The Original Black’s Barbecue
- Franklin Barbecue
- La Barbecue
- Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
- Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew
Sure, you’ll want to support your local barbecue joints, but make sure you sample the fare from other parts of the state … and other parts of the world. This year’s festival will have include its first international participant at the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Juliet Ristorante.
“We’re thrilled to host an honored ‘Newcomer’ from Lubbock, along with a ‘Global Joint’ all the way from Paris, France! Offering readers more of what they crave, the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch will provide a one-of-a-kind up-close experience with an international pitmaster partnered with a local chef. Held on Saturday, the event will act as a ‘morning meat up’ before the TMBBQ Fest gets started on Sunday,” Texas Monthly president John Lunn told Austin.com
Brunch tickets are $85 and include cocktails.