Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival 2018


Let's get this out of the way. This is the best BBQ festival. If you have not been before, please make it a priority. The combination of BBQ and music makes it one hell of a party. Make no "misteak," I love barbecue. What brings me back to BBQ festivals every single time is the people. It is a wonderful community, and everyone is willing to pitch in to help "competitors" out. That is love. There was rain in the forecast leading up to the day of the festival. The front moved through Friday so the weather turned out to be beautiful for the event. So many delicious bites were to be had. Here are some shots of the tasty BBQ:

BBQ tents

BBQ on the Brazos - Brisket, sausage, and jalapeño cheese grits

Bet the House BBQ - Turkey, chicken/coleslaw egg roll, and mac & cheese/pulled pork egg roll

Black's Barbecue - Brisket and pork belly

Bodacious Bar-B-Q - Beef rib with a demi-glace & black truffle, pork steak, Rueben sausage, and pork belly boudin (collaboration with Meat Church)

Pork steaks cooked directly

Rueben sausage

Pork belly boudin (collaboration with Meat Church)

Rueben sausage

Jordan Jackson shaving black truffles

Beef rib with a demi-glace & black truffle

Pork steak

Brotherton's Black Iron Barbecue - Brisket green chile mac & cheese

John Brotherton chopping brisket

Buzzie's BBQ - Brisket, ribs, and jalapeño & cheese sausage

County Tavern - Brisket, ribs, and sausage

Evie Mae's Barbecue - Brisket, prime rib, and sausage

Aubrie Hood and Mallory & Arnis Robbins

Hutchins BBQ - Brisket and jalapeño & cheese sausage

Kreuz Market - Sausage

LeRoy and Lewis - Pork steak and sambal cucumbers

Pork steaks cooked directly

Lockhart Smokehouse - Steamship round

Meat Church - Chicken fried brisket burnt ends, burnt ends, brisket pimento cheese sliders, and pork belly boudin (collaboration with Bodacious BBQ)

Chicken fried brisket burnt ends

Burnt ends

Brisket pimento cheese sliders

Pork belly boudin (collaboration with Bodacious BBQ)

Micklethwait Craft Meats - Beef loin roast, lamb leg, and spicy wild boar sausage

Tom Micklethwait (2nd from left) and crew

Lamb leg and loin roast

Loin roast

Loin roast

Miller's Smokehouse - Ribs and pork & lamb breakfast sausage

Opie's Barbecue - Brisket, jalapeño & cheese sausage, and cranberry slaw

Pinkerton's Barbecue - Barbacoa tacos and brisket kolaches with dough made from brisket fat

Riverport BBQ - Dirty pie

The making of dirty pie

Roegels Barbecue Co. - Pastrami bacon steak and sausage

Pastrami bacon steak

Russell Roegels saucing the pastrami bacon steak

Schmidt Family Barbecue - Brisket

Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ - Brisket, baby back ribs, and jalapeño & cheese sausage

The Slow Bone - Brisket and pimento cheese slider

Truth BBQ - Brisket and pulled pork sliders

Tyler's Barbecue - Brisket, beef ribs, and pork ribs

Stage area

Pat Green

When Amber and I first started dating, we saw Pat Green a few times. He puts on a good show so it was cool that he played this year. We had so much fun on Saturday.Hopefully we can attend next year. We typically take a trip for Amber's birthday (May 8th) so there is always a possibility of scheduling conflicts. The people, the food, and the music will keep us coming back. Although a lot of people were there, the festival still feels intimate, and we loved that. The best party in Texas.

Pat Fucking Green

Until next time, happy smoking...


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