Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Best BBQ of 2015 - Texas Pit Quest Celebrates the Excellence of Texas BBQ

2015 was the breakout year for Texas Pit Quest. My friends Andrew and Bryan and I traveled far and wide in search of premier Texas BBQ; we discovered some new gems, and were happy to find many of our favorites still delivering quality Q on a consistent basis.

Houston-area BBQ featured prominently in our travels, as it's really our home base, but several 400 plus-mile road trips took us to new BBQ destinations across Texas. Some have asked what was my favorite BBQ I had this year. I looked back through my posts and photos and have assembled what I recall to be my 25 most memorable bites (or trays I shared), presented here in chronological order:

Killen's Barbecue - Pearland: Brisket, sausage, and pork ribs, 2/8/15

Southern Q BBQ & Catering - Houston: Taste of the South Sampler Platter, 2/14/15

Freedmen's Bar - Austin: Holy Trinity Plate, 3/7/15

Blue Moon BBQ - Hearne: Cowboy Cornbread, 3/7/15

Pinkerton's Barbecue - Houston: Brisket, 3/14/15

Tin Roof BBQ - Humble: Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich, 4/3/15

Snow's BBQ - Lexington: Brisket and chicken, 4/4/15

Louie Mueller Barbecue - Taylor: Big beef plate rib, 4/4/15

Jackson Street BBQ - Houston: Pork spareribs, 4/9/15

Jackson Street BBQ - Houston: Brisket burnt ends on jalapeno cheddar biscuit, 4/17/15

Zimmerhanzel's BBQ - Smithville: Beef sausage, 4/18/15

Pieous - Austin: House-smoked pastrami, 4/18/15

Feges BBQ - Houston: Whole hog, Houston Barbecue Festival, 4/26/15

Blood Bros. BBQ - Houston: Smoked quail, 5/9/15

Pioneer BBQ - Nixon: Brisket, ribs, sausage, firecracker corn, 5/30/15

Kreuz Market - Lockhart: Pork chop, plus full spread, 5/30/15

Southside Market & Barbeque - Bastrop: Southside Sausage Slammer, 5/30/15

Roegels Barbecue Co. - Houston: Smoked rack of lamb, 6/1/15

Blood Bros. BBQ - Houston: Gochujang beef belly burnt ends, 6/20/15

Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ - Tyler: The infamous Mother Clucker, 7/2/15

Pappa Charlies Barbeque - Houston: Boneless beef short rib burnt ends, 7/31/15

Corkscrew BBQ - Spring: Full spread, 8/1/15

John Mueller Meat Co. - Austin: Brisket, 8/29/15

Pappa Charlies Barbeque - Houston: Pork spareribs, 10/20/15

Pappa Charlies Barbeque - Houston: Full spread, 10/21/15

Pappa Charlies Barbeque - Houston: Brisket chili Frito pie, 12/27/15

(photo by Pappa Charlies Barbeque)

All photos © Scott Sandlin, Texas Pit Quest, unless noted otherwise. All rights reserved.

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