Texas Monthly presents TMBBQ Fest 2016

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Texas Monthly presents TMBBQ Fest 2016
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TMBBQ Fest 2016 will showcase smoked delicacies from 27 of the state’s most celebrated barbecue purveyors, all of whom have been honored by the magazine’s coveted list of “The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!” Guests are encouraged to sample from as many BBQ vendors plus many sweet treats. Shiner Beer and Legacy Whisky cocktails will be available for purchase, along with giveaways and interactive festivities. The afternoon will feature live music from Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Warren Hood.

As a new addition this year, Texas Monthly debuts the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch. Spotlighting TMBBQ Fest’s first-ever “Global Joint” from France, the event will feature an original BBQ brunch menu from Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz, of the Beast of Paris, France, and Chef Jacob Weaver, of Juliet Ristorante.

New to this year’s festival, the magazine introduces a “Global Joint” with Paris’s the Beast.

The 2016 TMBBQ Fest featured BBQ joints include:

  • Austin’s BBQ and Catering (Eagle Lake)
  • The Beast (Paris, France)
  • The Original Black’s Barbecue (Austin)
  • Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q (Kerrville)
  • Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth)
  • Cranky Frank’s (Fredericksburg)
  • Evie Mae’s (Wolfforth)
  • Franklin Barbecue (Austin)
  • Freedmen’s (Austin)
  • Gatlin’s BBQ (Houston)
  • The Granary ’Cue & Brew (San Antonio)
  • Hays Co. Bar-B-Q and Catering (San Marcos)
  • Hutchins BBQ (McKinney)
  • Killen’s Barbecue (Pearland)
  • La Barbecue (Austin)
  • Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (Austin)
  • Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas)
  • Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor)
  • Miller’s Smokehouse (Belton)
  • Opie’s Barbecue (Spicewood)
  • Pecan Lodge (Dallas)
  • Pody’s BBQ (Pecos)
  • Snow’s BBQ (Lexington)
  • Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue (Tyler)
  • Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin)
  • Two Bros. BBQ Market (San Antonio)
  • Tyler’s Barbecue (Amarillo)

Event Details



The Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704


Ticket Info

$80; $12 for children 5 and under.