Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Humble Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off

This week's BBQ quest will take us to the Humble Rodeo BBQ Cook-off on the grounds of the Humble Convention Center in Humble, TX. I'll be hanging out and helping with the "Tin Roof Cookers" team from Tin Roof BBQ in Atascocita.

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On the home page for the Cook-off, the organizers say "In association with the Humble Rodeo, the Humble BBQ Cook-Off serves as a TGCBCA-sanctioned event held on a 10-acre concrete parking lot adjacent to the Humble Civic Center the weekend prior to the Rodeo.  

From its humble beginnings in 2003, the BBQ Cook-Off has more than doubled its number of BBQ cooking teams from 32 to 65 in just the past two years. Our Grand Champions since 2005 have been eligible to compete in the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City, Mo., and are entered into a lottery to attend the world’s most challenging BBQ Cook-Off, the Jack Daniels Invitational in Lynchburg, Tn. That’s no small potatoes, folks."

So if you're looking for a fun, local event in the Houston area this Saturday, come join us for the BBQ Cook-off at the Humble Rodeo. It's sure to be a great time with some great food to share. Stop by and see me at the Tin Roof compound!

Pictures and story to follow next week.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Beginning

This will be a conversation about barbecue. Texas barbecue, to be precise.

My intent is to engage you with unique information gathered during my travels in search of great Texas smoked meats, and to relate interesting facts about the places we visit and the people we meet. Maybe I'll share a few stories about how they came to be where they are and do what they love to do. Let's explore how it fits in to the fabric of what makes barbecue so special in our state and why we should be so proud of the great work being done. There are many great barbecue conversations already in place, and I just want to contribute another thread to an already oh-so-colorful weave. My goal, my wish, is to inspire you to seek out and partake of the special treasure that exists all around us--wood-smoked Texas barbecue, and the people (and places!) who make it great.

Where there's smoke...