Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2023

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Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2023

Celebrate the influence of Tex-Mex & Tejano traditions in Texas barbecue!

By Burnt Brisket LLC

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, July 23 · 1 - 4pm CDT


Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Beer Hall 2000 Lyons Avenue Houston, TX 77020

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Do you like barbecue? Do you like Tex-Mex?

Then we have the event for you!

The Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company announce the 2nd Annual Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party to celebrate the growing influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in contemporary Central Texas-style craft barbecue.

The goal of the Tex Mex BBQ Block Party is to recognize and celebrate Hispanic pitmasters and all those who make this style barbecue, and provide a venue for Houston barbecue fans to sample Tex-Mex BBQ and great local craft beer.

Ticket holders will taste unlimited samples of each vendor's barbecue dish. Entry includes Saint Arnold beer.

Over the last ten years, Texas barbecue has been transformed by the "craft barbecue" movement which uses traditional smoking techniques and high-quality ingredients to produce barbecue that is unsurpassed in quality anywhere else in the world.

More recently, pitmasters with backgrounds in Tex-Mex and Tejano cooking have joined the craft barbecue movement and created a style of barbecue generally referred to as "Tex-Mex BBQ" that combines Mexican, Tejano, South Texas, and Tex-Mex cooking traditions with Central Texas-style barbecue.

A classic dish of this style is the smoked brisket taco with a handmade flour tortilla, chunks of smoky Central Texas-style brisket and various toppings such as pickled onions, jalapenos, queso fresco and guacamole.

But the prolific and creative pitmasters of Tex-Mex BBQ don't stop there. Other examples of Tex-Mex BBQ dishes include crispy prime brisket chimichangas con queso, smoked brisket flautas topped with salsa roja and cotija cheese, and smoked pork shoulder pozole dressed with pickled radish, cilantro and lime.

Current participants are (subject to change):

John & Veronica Avila - Henderson & Kane - Houston

Robby Del Toro - BBQ 713 - Houston

Luis Gonzalez - Smokin Lou's BBQ - Houston

Eudel Hernandez - Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue - Houston

Humberto "Bubba" Jaime - Cortland & 9th BBQ - Houston

Isaac Macal - La Cruda Brand BBQ - Crosby

Alfredo Martinez - El Pobre Tex Mex BBQ - Houston

Richard Orozco - Heights BBQ - Houston

Joseph Quellar & Cindy Conde - JQ's Tex Mex BBQ - Houston

Tony Salazar - Taste of Texas Tex Mex BBQ - Beaumont

Dom Soliz - Mick Smokin' BBQ - Houston

Alec Varnell - J-Bar-M Barbecue & Big Daddy Karne Tex Mex BBQ - Houston

Willow Villareal & Jasmine Barela - Willow's Texas BBQ - Houston

With more to come.

**A very limited number of guest tickets will be sold.**

$70 discount general admission (plus fee & sales tax) includes samples of each barbecue joint’s dish. Entry includes Saint Arnold beer.

**To ensure the best possible experience for all guests, only a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale. We encourage you to purchase tickets as soon as possible to ensure availability.**

**All tickets sold in advance online. No ticket sales at the door.**

More information: festival@houbbq.com

Produced by Burnt Brisket LLC.

Thank you for supporting Houston barbecue!

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About the organizer

Organized by
Burnt Brisket LLC

We are an independent, Houston-local organization committed to producing events that recognize and promote the hard work and dedication of Houston barbecue pitmasters and restaurants. We believe Houstonians and Houston barbecue lovers deserve world-class events worthy of our city and our barbecue.