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.
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.
Day 5 is off to a good start. We stopped by two of the larger establishments we are visiting. Both Southside and Meyer’s make great sausage in the town of Elgin and they both have a large factory and produce sausage for grocery stores across Texas and beyond.
It was interesting to see this larger version of Texas BBQ and we had a good time meeting these guys, it adds a new dimension to this film. We are currently sitting in a great little bar in Giddings waiting to go visit the City Meat Market.
Southside Market Factory