Nothing pairs better in Texas than fine smoked meats and cold crafts. At Pints in Parks, we bring the barbecue to you, with top-notch pitmasters from across the state serving up samples brisket, sausage and more!

THE 2017 BARBECUE PARTNERS

SCHMIDT FAMILY BARBECUE Home: 12532 FM 2244, Bee Cave. Texas  Owner & Pitmaster: Chad and Susie-Schmidt Franks, Keith Schmidt Schmidt Family Barbecue brings 75 years of legendary Lockhart tradition to chopping block. The Schmidt family’s impact on barbecue in Texas is well-documented. Anyone who knows anything about Texas ‘cue has heard of Kreuz Market and Smitty’s. From the same family that built these two cathedrals of smoked meat comes Schmidt Family Barbecue. Schmidt Family boasts a wide menu full of incredible smoked meats, from the regular players (brisket, spare ribs, pulled pork), to various weekly specials like beef ribs and prime rib. And of course they'll be slicing that famous Kreuz Sausage at Pints in the Park. Read More: https://tmbbq.com/schmidt-family-barbecue-2014/

SCHMIDT FAMILY BARBECUE
Home:
12532 FM 2244, Bee Cave. Texas 
Owner & Pitmaster:
 Chad and Susie-Schmidt Franks, Keith Schmidt

Schmidt Family Barbecue brings 75 years of legendary Lockhart tradition to chopping block. The Schmidt family’s impact on barbecue in Texas is well-documented. Anyone who knows anything about Texas ‘cue has heard of Kreuz Market and Smitty’s. From the same family that built these two cathedrals of smoked meat comes Schmidt Family Barbecue. Schmidt Family boasts a wide menu full of incredible smoked meats, from the regular players (brisket, spare ribs, pulled pork), to various weekly specials like beef ribs and prime rib.

And of course they'll be slicing that famous Kreuz Sausage at Pints in the Park.

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/schmidt-family-barbecue-2014/

BBQ ON THE BRAZOS Home: 9001 E. Highway 377, Cresson, Texas Owner & Pitmaster: John Sanford Any skepticism you might have about a barbecue restaurant next to a gas station is quickly squashed once you go inside BBQ on the Brazos, which has become a favorite stop for barbecue lovers from around the state. John Sanford has quickly made a name for himself in this tiny town, so much that folks from all over the Metroplex are making the trip to Cresson for his brisket and pork ribs, among other great options. Read More: https://tmbbq.com/bbq-on-the-brazos-2013/

BBQ ON THE BRAZOS
Home:
 9001 E. Highway 377, Cresson, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: John Sanford

Any skepticism you might have about a barbecue restaurant next to a gas station is quickly squashed once you go inside BBQ on the Brazos, which has become a favorite stop for barbecue lovers from around the state.

John Sanford has quickly made a name for himself in this tiny town, so much that folks from all over the Metroplex are making the trip to Cresson for his brisket and pork ribs, among other great options.

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/bbq-on-the-brazos-2013/

JASPER'S BAR-B-Q Home: 105 Clifton Street, Waco, Texas Owner & Pitmaster: Lance Payne Old-school. In fact, the oldest barbecue joint in Waco - serving it up to Wacoans for nearly 100 years. Jasper's Barbecue began in 1919 by Jasper DeMaria. Jasper started in the business by selling fruit out of a wagon, as well as out of a small fruit stand. He rented the place known as Jasper's on Clifton Street to sell fruit until he decided to give the restaurant business a try. Just like in the past at Jasper's, you can still get your fill of sausage, beef and a Coke or Nehi drinks. All sold on butcher paper with a side of the famous gravy and hot sauce,still made from the original recipe today. Read More: https://tmbbq.com/i-say-demaria-you-say-dimaria/

JASPER'S BAR-B-Q
Home: 105 Clifton Street, Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Lance Payne

Old-school. In fact, the oldest barbecue joint in Waco - serving it up to Wacoans for nearly 100 years. Jasper's Barbecue began in 1919 by Jasper DeMaria. Jasper started in the business by selling fruit out of a wagon, as well as out of a small fruit stand. He rented the place known as Jasper's on Clifton Street to sell fruit until he decided to give the restaurant business a try. Just like in the past at Jasper's, you can still get your fill of sausage, beef and a Coke or Nehi drinks. All sold on butcher paper with a side of the famous gravy and hot sauce,still made from the original recipe today.

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/i-say-demaria-you-say-dimaria/

DEL NORTE TACOS Home: 101 E. Hwy 171, Godley, TX Owner & Pitmaster: Chris Garcia With mesquite-smoked meats infused into signature Mexican dishes, chef Chris Garcia has created a Tex-Mex BBQ destination in the small town of Godley, Texas. Chris originally converted a small 1927 gas station into a taco stand with a single pit, but thanks to rave reviews from countless food critics, Del Norte now attracts crowds from all over Texas. Del Norte patrons come to experience a laid-back patio atmosphere and what Texas Monthly called the "most colorful presentation of smoked meat found in the state." Read More: https://www.yelp.com/biz/del-norte-tacos-godley

DEL NORTE TACOS
Home:
101 E. Hwy 171, Godley, TX
Owner & Pitmaster: Chris Garcia

With mesquite-smoked meats infused into signature Mexican dishes, chef Chris Garcia has created a Tex-Mex BBQ destination in the small town of Godley, Texas.

Chris originally converted a small 1927 gas station into a taco stand with a single pit, but thanks to rave reviews from countless food critics, Del Norte now attracts crowds from all over Texas.

Del Norte patrons come to experience a laid-back patio atmosphere and what Texas Monthly called the "most colorful presentation of smoked meat found in the state."

Read More: https://www.yelp.com/biz/del-norte-tacos-godley

FLORES BARBECUE Home: 400 S Colorado St., Whitney, Texas Owner & Pitmaster: Michael Wyont Recently named one of the 10 Up-and-Coming Texas BBQ joints by Wide Open Spaces, Flores Barbecue is quickly becoming more than a under-the-radar bbq joint. You’ll find Flores Barbecue, which opened last year, in a little food truck on Colorado Street in Whitney, but they’re only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM until they are sold out. Sometimes everything is gone in less than three hours. Peppery, oak smoked meats coupled with fresh sides and pickles makes Flores a must. Read More: https://tmbbq.com/flores-barbecue-2016/

FLORES BARBECUE
Home: 400 S Colorado St., Whitney, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Michael Wyont

Recently named one of the 10 Up-and-Coming Texas BBQ joints by Wide Open Spaces, Flores Barbecue is quickly becoming more than a under-the-radar bbq joint. You’ll find Flores Barbecue, which opened last year, in a little food truck on Colorado Street in Whitney, but they’re only open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 AM until they are sold out. Sometimes everything is gone in less than three hours. Peppery, oak smoked meats coupled with fresh sides and pickles makes Flores a must.

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/flores-barbecue-2016/

GUESS FAMILY BARBECUE Home: 2515 LaSalle, Waco, Texas Owner & Pitmaster: Reid Guess If you haven't heard, Guess Family Barbecue is taking Waco to the next level when it comes to the Texas tradition of smoked meats. Pitmaster Reid Guess has taken the skills he honed at Lambert's Barbecue in Austin, a Texas Monthly favorite, and brought them to his food trailer - and us Wacoans couldn't be more thankful. Using oak and fire, Guess Family is already perfection the classics with melt-in-your-mouth brisket, small batch ribs and homemade sausage.  Read More: https://tmbbq.com/guess-family-barbecue/ 

GUESS FAMILY BARBECUE
Home:
2515 LaSalle, Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Reid Guess

If you haven't heard, Guess Family Barbecue is taking Waco to the next level when it comes to the Texas tradition of smoked meats. Pitmaster Reid Guess has taken the skills he honed at Lambert's Barbecue in Austin, a Texas Monthly favorite, and brought them to his food trailer - and us Wacoans couldn't be more thankful.

Using oak and fire, Guess Family is already perfection the classics with melt-in-your-mouth brisket, small batch ribs and homemade sausage. 

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/guess-family-barbecue/ 

HONKY TONK KID BARBECUE Home: Westview Village (Waco Drive and Valley Mills), Waco, Texas Owner & Pitmaster: Davie Gorham A newcomer to the Texas barbecue scene, owner and chef Davie G was first introduced to BBQ at the ripe age of 5 years old at a friends backyard party, amazed everyone by devouring 2 smoked pigs feet, and taking a third home for later munching. His father started teaching the ways of the smoker and grill at age 10. After a stint at Texas A&M Galveston and couple years in Culinary School at TSTC, David jumped in to the professional culinary ring as a Culinary Coach at HEB, grill cook at Austins on the Ave, and eventually worked his way up to pit-master of Uncle Dan's Barbecue in early 2014. He has since travel internationally and recently landed back in Waco to start serving up Global Fusion BBQ. Read More: https://tmbbq.com/honky-tonk-kid-bbq-2017/

HONKY TONK KID BARBECUE
Home: Westview Village (Waco Drive and Valley Mills), Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Davie Gorham

A newcomer to the Texas barbecue scene, owner and chef Davie G was first introduced to BBQ at the ripe age of 5 years old at a friends backyard party, amazed everyone by devouring 2 smoked pigs feet, and taking a third home for later munching. His father started teaching the ways of the smoker and grill at age 10. After a stint at Texas A&M Galveston and couple years in Culinary School at TSTC, David jumped in to the professional culinary ring as a Culinary Coach at HEB, grill cook at Austins on the Ave, and eventually worked his way up to pit-master of Uncle Dan's Barbecue in early 2014. He has since travel internationally and recently landed back in Waco to start serving up Global Fusion BBQ.

Read More: https://tmbbq.com/honky-tonk-kid-bbq-2017/


Previous Partners include:
Blacks Barbecue
Kreuz Market
Del Norte Tacos
Micklethwait Craft Meats
Millers Smokehouse
Bet the House BBQ
Highway 29 BBQ

Southern Exposure BBQ
Papa Bear's Cafe