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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Road Trip Edition

Hit the open road with Texas Monthly and Daniel Vaughn from October 9-17, 2021—60+ barbecue joints, ten days, and three pit stop events. Let's ride.

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As we get ready for the release of Texas Monthly’s latest edition of the Top 50 barbecue joints lists, we’re taking our beloved annual barbecue festival on the road. Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Road Trip Edition will feature a series of three Pit Stop events from the Rio Grande Valley to the Panhandle, while celebrating barbecue joints in every corner of the state with Texas Monthly BBQ Week, which features special prices and menu items at more than 60 joints statewide.

Tickets for the Pit Stop events are on sale now! Limited availability. Click over to our Eventbrite and select the Pit Stop event(s) you want to attend. For the duration of the festivities, Texas Monthly has committed to helping end hunger in Texas by supporting Feeding Texas and the network of food banks. Every donation to Feeding Texas helps ensure that 6 million food insecure Texans have access to the healthy food they need.

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See you on the road!

Taste the best barbecue bites during TM BBQ Week.

Hang out with barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn at the Pit Stop events.

Only TM BBQ Club members—aka BBQ FREAKS—get early bird ticket access!

Each Pit Stop event features four regional pitmasters.

Don’t miss out on special menu items during TM BBQ Week.

Music from Shinyribs featured at the Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ.

TM BBQ Week

October 9-17, 2021

Experience the ultimate barbecue restaurant week! 60+ participating barbecue joints will offer special menu items and/or pricing for a limited time.

No tickets needed. Just bring your appetite and your ride, and hit the open road!

Like the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest on Facebook for the latest updates and information on participating restaurants.

Pit Stop Events

October 10 • October 13 • October 17

While TM BBQ Week is taking place across the state, experience TM BBQ Fest in your own neck of the woods at three Pit Stop events, serving the best of barbecue in East Texas, the Panhandle, and the Rio Grande Valley! Tickets for the Pit Stop events are on sale now! Limited availability. Click over to our Eventbrite and select the Pit Stop event(s) you want to attend.

 

Sunday, October 10

Pit Stop @ Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ

Join us in Tyler, Texas for an afternoon of ‘cue, drinks, and good times. This family-friendly affair will feature live music from Shinyribs with eats from:

  • Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ (Pitmaster: Nick Pencis)
  • Joseph’s Riverport BBQ (Pitmaster: Stephen Joseph)
  • Sunbird BBQ (Pitmaster: Bryan Bingham)
  • Plus, a very Special Guest Pitmaster!

Tickets are $65 and includes food. Cash bar. Tickets for kids 6-10 are $25. Kids under 6 are free. 

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12-4pm

Wednesday, October 13

Pit Stop @ Evie Mae's Pit Barbeque

Calling all hardcore ‘cue fans! Get an insider’s look at live fire cooking and meat science, with a behind-the-scenes tour from folks at Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque near Lubbock, Texas. Enjoy a seated dinner with a lively ‘Cue & A’ panel between barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn and four West Texas pitmasters:

  • Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque (Pitmaster: Arnis Robbins)
  • Tyler’s BBQ (Pitmaster: Tyler Frazer/Kali Wallace)
  • Reijino BBQ (Pitmaster: Aaron Reijino)
  • Pitforks & Smokerings (Pitmaster: Issac Arellano) 

Tickets are $150 and includes a sit down dinner. Ages 21+ only.

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6-9pm

Sunday, October 17

Pit Stop @ Brownsville Market Square

Join us in Brownsville, Texas for an afternoon of ‘cue, drinks, and good times. This family-friendly affair will feature live music and eats from:

  • The Smoking Oak (Pitmaster: Mario Dominguez Jr.)
  • Teddy’s BBQ (Pitmaster: Joel & Jesse Garcia)
  • Smoking Moon (Pitmaster: Joseph Salinas)
  • Vera’s Backyard BBQ (Pitmaster: Armando Vera) 

Tickets are $65 and includes food. Cash bar. Tickets for kids 6-10 are $25. Kids under 6 are free. 

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12-4pm

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