One of the meatiest days of the year is on the horizon. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. this morning for the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest. The November 5 event at the Long Center celebrates the magazine’s Top 50 barbecue spots in the state and will feature grub from 31 Texas barbecue joints. It will sell out.
The roster of participating barbecue joints includes Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que (Llano), Franklin Barbecue (Austin), Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas), and many more. Check the site for a complete list.
Tickets cost $80, with VIP ticket-holders ($165) getting early entry and access to beverages, more food and shade.
In addition to the Sunday event, TMBBQ Fest will expand this year to a separately ticketed brisket brunch on Saturday at Juliet ($85) and a Saturday afternoon educational event called ‘Cue Course at Terry Black’s Barbecue from 2 to 5 p.m. ($125).
- Austin360 Dining Guide: The best barbecue in Central Texas
- From the archives (May 2014): The best barbecue in Austin