Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Weekend BBQ Events - Go to Them

This upcoming weekend in Texas there are two great barbecue events, and I can't go to either. Feel free to have a blast in my place whether you're in Dallas or Austin or really anywhere - they're worth traveling for.

DALLAS - Blues, Bandits & BBQ Competition on Saturday 10/27 at noon. The event will be held at 715 W. Davis Street. - Tickets

From their press release: "The party starts early, and we'll keep it lively until dusk. Settle into the Four Corners Brewing Company biergarten with a pint or two of their All Day Ales while listening to our great line up of live music! Enjoy some lawn games, let your kids bounce their heart out in the bounce houses, or perhaps do a little shopping at our market."

Admission is FREE! But if you want to taste the BBQ from the 23 teams competing in the 2012 competition, you'll need to purchase the tasting wristband here.

A demonstration of wood fire cooking by Tim Byres will he held the night before at 6 pm at the same location. You can preorder Tim's book and learn more about the event here.

AUSTIN - Man Up Texas BBQ's 3rd annual Gettin' Sauced on Saturday 10/27 AT 3:00. The event will be held at Hops & Grain Brewing, 507 Calles Street - Tickets

From their press release: "Barbecue enthusiasts of all ages are invited to get their fix of barbecue sauce, local craft beer, and live music at Man Up Texas BBQ’s 3rd Annual Gettin' Sauced! festival, presented by Taste of the South magazine and hosted by Hops & Grain Brewing. The event will feature a contest of 150 sauces from the U.S., Canada, and Australia, samples of barbecue and barbecue sauce from more than a dozen vendors, including Louie Mueller, Opies, and Black's, local craft beer from Hops & Grain Brewing, live music by Anson Carter and Austin-based Sour Bridges, door prizes, and more.

Event entry is free, though sampling the barbecue and barbecue sauce will require a barbecue wristband, with both general admission tickets ($8 online and $10 at the gate) and VIP packages ($25 online and at the gate) available. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels.

VIP packages include entry to the event 30 minutes before general admission, a Gettin’ Sauced! pint glass, a Gettin’ Sauced! koozie, The Q Card, and a one-year subscription to Taste of the South magazine. Visit the Gettin' Sauced! website for complete details."


- BBQ Snob

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Each joint is judged on the essence of Texas 'cue...sliced brisket and pork ribs. Sausage is only considered if house made. Sauce is good, but good meat needs no adornment to satisfy. Each review can only be based on specific cuts of meat on that particular day. Finally, if the place fries up catfish or serves a caesar salad, then chances are they aren't paying enough attention to the pits, so we mostly steered clear.