We are proud to announce our acceptance as “Media” into the Texas Monthly 1st Annual BBQ Festival. This event is without a doubt the landmark event for true Texas BBQ and we are very excited to be covering it in it’s first year. We know that with Texas Monthly’s commitment to Texas BBQ and their readership’s support, this will be just the first of many to come.
Read more about the event here.
If you are out at the event, feel free to come and talk to us. We’ll be the guys with the big eyes and cameras.
We apologize for the delay in posting this last visit. I blame the meat stupids (an condition discovered by Matt Wallis where, after eating lots of meat, you become extra stupid)
Anyway, the last stop on our first trip was to Davis Grocery in Tayor. We had stopped by on our way out of Taylor earlier and really felt like we needed to come back and visit.
James Davis the proprietor was a gracious host and we had a good chat with him. I was too full of meat from Snow’s and honestly not feeling that great so had to pass on his BBQ but Matthew Johnson had some good reviews.
We then made it home and after 10-12 hours sleep all felt somewhat more normal. After weighing ourselves it looks like we lost some of the weight we gained after the first few days on the road. I credit this to our very strange version of the atkins diet where we survived on very small amounts of meat (we learned portion control about mid-week) and lone star.
We are now looking at where we need to go next to make this complete and start editing. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Nomad on Sunday and thanks to all of those who have donated at kickstarter. We are almost halfway there and could use all the help we can get!
More soon on whats next and where this is all heading, for now here are a couple of picks from Davis Grocery in Taylor.
This morning we got up very early (4:30am) and hit the road up to Lexington to visit Snow’s. Snow’s was listed #1 in Texas Monthly a while back and we were wondering if it would live up to the hype…..
it did. Easily one of the best briskets we have had. Tootsie, the pit master, was fantastic and Kerry (Snowman) was as well. We are currently in Taylor getting ready to go to Davis Grocery for the last stop on this tour.
Yesterday, we went down to Lockhart. First stop was Kreuz’s where we met Roy, the pitmaster, among others. Roy is an Elvis fan(see picture) and a great guy. We then went to Smitty’s and hung out with John, the owner, who was a great guy in an incredible establishment. Finally, we stopped by Black’s where we met 3 generations of the Black family.
After Franklin’s, we went over to E. 12th and Chicon to visit Sam’s. Had a great talk and tour with Brian Mays, the owner, and heard some great stories. Sam’s place is packed with pictures and memories and, like pretty much all the others, will make a great section in the film.
We spent the day in Austin today checking out two very different places. First stop was Franklin barbecue, which was featured in our teaser trailer on Kickstarter (which you should all donate to) Any little bit helps. Go here.
Aaron Franklin is a great guy and an excellent example of when respect for tradition and new school come together. His food was flat out amazing. When you go there don’t forget to try the pulled pork, it may not be traditional Texas bbq but it sure is good.
Sorry for the delay in updating this, I think the meat coma had taken full effect yesterday prohibiting any updates. After Elgin, we went to Giddings to visit the City Meat Market and Gerald, its propieter. Cool old place and some good ribs, among other meats. Even though it was yesterday it seems like ages ago since we have since done two more locations (which you will see in the next post).
We are getting some good footage from these places and the story is really starting to gel.