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

THE 2019 BARBECUE PARTNERS:
Evie Mae's Pit Barbecue (Wolfforth, Texas)
Bodacious Barbecue (Gladewater, Texas)
Brett's Backyard Barbecue (Rockdale, Texas)
Guess Family Barbecue (Waco, Texas)
Schmidt Family Barbecue (Lake Travis, Texas)
Honky Tonk Kid BBQ (Waco, Texas)
Helberg Barbecue (Waco, Texas)
Dayne's Craft Barbecue (Fort Worth, Texas)
Rossler’s Blue Cord Barbecue (Fort Hood, Texas)
Goldee’s Barbecue (Fort Worth, Texas)

THE 2019 BARBECUE PARTNERS

EVIE MAE’S PIT BARBECUE (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 10) Home:  217 US-62, Wolfforth, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Arnis and Mallory Robbins   Serving:  Ribeye Steak for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket and Sausage for General Admission.  Based just outside of Lubbock, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue has become a bucket list destination for Texas barbecue lovers. Texas Monthly ranked Evie Mae’s in the Top 10 in 2017 and this joint lives up to the expectations with perfectly oak-smoked meats and down-home sides from pitmaster Arnis Robbins and his wife Mallory. Getting out to West Texas is no easy road trip - so don’t miss this chance to taste some of the best barbecue in the state!   Read More:   https://www.texasmonthly.com/restaurant/evie-maes-pit-barbecue/

EVIE MAE’S PIT BARBECUE (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 10)
Home:
217 US-62, Wolfforth, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Arnis and Mallory Robbins
Serving: Ribeye Steak for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket and Sausage for General Admission.

Based just outside of Lubbock, Evie Mae’s Pit Barbecue has become a bucket list destination for Texas barbecue lovers. Texas Monthly ranked Evie Mae’s in the Top 10 in 2017 and this joint lives up to the expectations with perfectly oak-smoked meats and down-home sides from pitmaster Arnis Robbins and his wife Mallory. Getting out to West Texas is no easy road trip - so don’t miss this chance to taste some of the best barbecue in the state!

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/restaurant/evie-maes-pit-barbecue/

BODACIOUS BAR-B-Q GLADEWATER (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 10) Home:  1105 West Upshur Avenue, Gladewater, Texas   Owner & Pitmaster:  Jordan Jackson  Serving:  Texas Pork Steaks  After leading Bodacious on Mobberly (Longview) to a Texas Monthly #4 joint in the state, Jordan Jackson shifted gears and took over operations of the Gladewater location. After a recent visit, it’s clear that Jackson is at the top of his game, specializing in a simple menu where the finely smoked meats complement the peaceful, easy feeling of the small town. Jackson is a trained chef who has quickly become known as one of state’s top pitmasters thanks to mixing classic recipes with East Texas twist - and we can’t wait to see what his skills do with the old-school Texas cut - the pork steak.   Read More:   https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/bodacious-bar-b-qs-jordan-jackson-gets-back-to-his-barbecue-roots-in-gladewater/

BODACIOUS BAR-B-Q GLADEWATER (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 10)
Home:
1105 West Upshur Avenue, Gladewater, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Jordan Jackson
Serving: Texas Pork Steaks

After leading Bodacious on Mobberly (Longview) to a Texas Monthly #4 joint in the state, Jordan Jackson shifted gears and took over operations of the Gladewater location. After a recent visit, it’s clear that Jackson is at the top of his game, specializing in a simple menu where the finely smoked meats complement the peaceful, easy feeling of the small town. Jackson is a trained chef who has quickly become known as one of state’s top pitmasters thanks to mixing classic recipes with East Texas twist - and we can’t wait to see what his skills do with the old-school Texas cut - the pork steak.

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/bodacious-bar-b-qs-jordan-jackson-gets-back-to-his-barbecue-roots-in-gladewater/

SCHMIDT FAMILY BARBECUE    Home:  12532 FM 2244, Bee Cave, Texas   Owner & Pitmaster:  Chad and Susie-Schmidt Franks  Serving:  Brisket and Sausage with Cream Corn and Sweet Mix Pickles for VIP Ticket Holders and General Admission.  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
Serving: Brisket and Sausage with Cream Corn and Sweet Mix Pickles for VIP Ticket Holders and General Admission.

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/

GOLDEE’S BBQ Home:  4645 Dick Price Road, Fort Worth, Texas   Owner & Pitmaster:  Dylan Taylor, Lane Milne and Jonny White  Serving:  All Beef Hot Gut for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket, Homemade Bread and Pickles for General Admission.  There’s quite a bit of buzz about Goldee’s BBQ - and for good reason. Though it’s new Fort Worth location has yet to open, we are proud to give barbecue fans a sneak peak of what’s to come. And trust us, the folks behind Goldees are no newcomers to great smoked meats. Formed by three friends (Dylan Taylor,Lane Milne, and Jonny White) - the Goldee’s team has put time in and honed the skills at great joints such as La Barbecue, Micklethwait, 2M Smokehouse and Truth Barbecue - just to name a few.   Read More:   https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2019/03/goldees-barbecue-will-soon-call-fort-worth-home/

GOLDEE’S BBQ
Home:
4645 Dick Price Road, Fort Worth, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Dylan Taylor, Lane Milne and Jonny White
Serving: All Beef Hot Gut for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket, Homemade Bread and Pickles for General Admission.

There’s quite a bit of buzz about Goldee’s BBQ - and for good reason. Though it’s new Fort Worth location has yet to open, we are proud to give barbecue fans a sneak peak of what’s to come. And trust us, the folks behind Goldees are no newcomers to great smoked meats. Formed by three friends (Dylan Taylor,Lane Milne, and Jonny White) - the Goldee’s team has put time in and honed the skills at great joints such as La Barbecue, Micklethwait, 2M Smokehouse and Truth Barbecue - just to name a few.

Read More: https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2019/03/goldees-barbecue-will-soon-call-fort-worth-home/

BRETT’S BACKYARD BARBECUE  (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS) Home:  449 W. Cameron Avenue, Rockdale, Texas   Owner & Pitmaster:  Brett Boren  Serving:  Cowboy Pork Steak with Fried Tortilla and Pineapple for VIP Ticket Holders and Sausage, Pork Belly with Peach Bourbon and dessert for General Admission.  Brett Boren was bitten by the BBQ bug at an early age, starting with the competition barbecue world. After years of competing in cookoffs and winning multiple awards, Brett began to contemplate a retail business. After building up his profile with a series of successful pop-ups and many large catering jobs, Brett found a location in the small town of Rockdale, Texas that would allow him to put down roots. Brett began the build out of his spot and opened with a bang at the end of October, 2018 serving BBQ staples and specials cooked well on his custom made Moberg pits. — from Tales from the Pits   Read More:   https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

BRETT’S BACKYARD BARBECUE
(TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS)
Home:
449 W. Cameron Avenue, Rockdale, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Brett Boren
Serving: Cowboy Pork Steak with Fried Tortilla and Pineapple for VIP Ticket Holders and Sausage, Pork Belly with Peach Bourbon and dessert for General Admission.

Brett Boren was bitten by the BBQ bug at an early age, starting with the competition barbecue world. After years of competing in cookoffs and winning multiple awards, Brett began to contemplate a retail business. After building up his profile with a series of successful pop-ups and many large catering jobs, Brett found a location in the small town of Rockdale, Texas that would allow him to put down roots. Brett began the build out of his spot and opened with a bang at the end of October, 2018 serving BBQ staples and specials cooked well on his custom made Moberg pits. — from Tales from the Pits

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

DAYNE’S CRAFT BARBECUE   Home:  Fort Worth, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Dayne Weaver  Serving:  Pork Belly Tacos for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket and Sausage for General Admission.  What started as an underground, pop-up on the weekends is sky-rocketing into a full blown operation for pitmaster Dayne Weaver. Dayne, based in Fort Worth, is in the midst of opening a new brick-and-mortar spot next to the TCU Campus. But for now, he is still selling out on the weekends at various locations across the Metroplex - thanks to a solid line up of prime meat cuts smoked to perfection with 100% Post Oak and Pecan Wood strictly on offset smokers.  Read More:  https://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/article228432404.html

DAYNE’S CRAFT BARBECUE
Home: Fort Worth, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Dayne Weaver
Serving: Pork Belly Tacos for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket and Sausage for General Admission.

What started as an underground, pop-up on the weekends is sky-rocketing into a full blown operation for pitmaster Dayne Weaver. Dayne, based in Fort Worth, is in the midst of opening a new brick-and-mortar spot next to the TCU Campus. But for now, he is still selling out on the weekends at various locations across the Metroplex - thanks to a solid line up of prime meat cuts smoked to perfection with 100% Post Oak and Pecan Wood strictly on offset smokers.

Read More: https://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/restaurants/article228432404.html

GUESS FAMILY BARBECUE    (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS) Home:  324 S. 6th, Waco, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Reid Guess  Serving:  Oysters Oaxacafeller for VIP Ticket Holders and 44 Farms Beef Cheek Barbacoa Tostada for General Admission  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 perfecting the classics with melt-in-your-mouth brisket, small batch ribs and homemade sausage.   Read More:   https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

GUESS FAMILY BARBECUE (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS)
Home:
324 S. 6th, Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Reid Guess
Serving: Oysters Oaxacafeller for VIP Ticket Holders and 44 Farms Beef Cheek Barbacoa Tostada for General Admission

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 perfecting the classics with melt-in-your-mouth brisket, small batch ribs and homemade sausage.

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

HONKY TONK KID BARBECUE    Home:  112 Mary Avenue - Suite 2, Waco TX  Owner & Pitmaster:  Davie Gorham  Serving:  El Oso (Pretzel Bun, Pulled Pork, Cream Corn, Mozzarella and Mole Sauce) for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket, Pork Belly and Sausage for General Admission.  During the past two years, owner and chef Davie G has become a staple of the Waco barbecue scene with his global fusion twist on smoked meats. He was first introduced to BBQ at the ripe age of 5 years old at a friend’s 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 a couple years in Culinary School at TSTC, David jumped in to the professional culinary ring. He has since traveled internationally and recently landed back in Waco to start serving up Global Fusion BBQ. This summer, Honky Tonk Kid will open a brick and mortar smokehouse on University Parks Drive in Waco.   Read More:   https://tmbbq.com/honky-tonk-kid-bbq-2017/

HONKY TONK KID BARBECUE
Home: 112 Mary Avenue - Suite 2, Waco TX
Owner & Pitmaster: Davie Gorham
Serving: El Oso (Pretzel Bun, Pulled Pork, Cream Corn, Mozzarella and Mole Sauce) for VIP Ticket Holders and Brisket, Pork Belly and Sausage for General Admission.

During the past two years, owner and chef Davie G has become a staple of the Waco barbecue scene with his global fusion twist on smoked meats. He was first introduced to BBQ at the ripe age of 5 years old at a friend’s 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 a couple years in Culinary School at TSTC, David jumped in to the professional culinary ring. He has since traveled internationally and recently landed back in Waco to start serving up Global Fusion BBQ. This summer, Honky Tonk Kid will open a brick and mortar smokehouse on University Parks Drive in Waco.

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

H   ELBERG BARBECUE (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS) Home:  2223 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Phillip and Yvette Helberg  Serving:  Smoked Longanisa with Crawfish Pimento Cheese for VIP Ticket Holders and Texas Pork Steak with Chimichurri for General Admission.  The secret is out as Waco's newest barbecue trailer has built quite a buzz after only opening last spring. Utilizing locally-sourced meats, Phillip and Yvette Helberg are putting heart and soul into their Central Texas barbecue - and it doesn't disappoint. Recently, they also earned a well-deserved spot on Texas Monthly's "Top 25 New BBQ Joints in Texas" list.  Helberg Ranch takes pride in traditional values and making everyone feel like a part of the family. And what better way to celebrate family than with some homemade Texas barbecue.  Read More:  https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

HELBERG BARBECUE (TEXAS MONTHLY TOP 25 NEW JOINTS)
Home:
2223 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Phillip and Yvette Helberg
Serving: Smoked Longanisa with Crawfish Pimento Cheese for VIP Ticket Holders and Texas Pork Steak with Chimichurri for General Admission.

The secret is out as Waco's newest barbecue trailer has built quite a buzz after only opening last spring. Utilizing locally-sourced meats, Phillip and Yvette Helberg are putting heart and soul into their Central Texas barbecue - and it doesn't disappoint. Recently, they also earned a well-deserved spot on Texas Monthly's "Top 25 New BBQ Joints in Texas" list.

Helberg Ranch takes pride in traditional values and making everyone feel like a part of the family. And what better way to celebrate family than with some homemade Texas barbecue.

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/bbq/top-25-new-barbecue-joints-texas/

ROSSLER’S BLUE CORD BARBECUE Home:  Killeen/Ft. Hood, Texas   Owner & Pitmaster:  Steven Wayne Rossler, Jr. and Steven Wayne Rossler, Sr.  Serving:  Brisket Burger Slider (VIP), Tri-Tip Tacos and Banana Pudding  Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue opened in early 2016 and is located in Killeen, TX. Since then, owner and pitmaster, Steven Wayne Rossler Jr., has been sticking to true Central Texas style BBQ. The offset stick burner, Post oak, salt, pepper and a whole lot of love go into all of Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue.  Still an Active Duty Army NCO, Steven has been serving the last 18 years as an Infantrymen and is a Bronze Star with Valor recipient. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His main focus with Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue, is to pay homage to his family name and his duty in the military. He lives daily remembering the Fallen and proud to stand next to everyone who has served, past, present and future.   Read More:   https://player.fm/series/bbq-interview-series-kevins-bbq-joints/bbq-ep-117-steven-wayne-rossler-jr-rosslers-blue-cord-barbecue-killeen-tx

ROSSLER’S BLUE CORD BARBECUE
Home:
Killeen/Ft. Hood, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Steven Wayne Rossler, Jr. and Steven Wayne Rossler, Sr.
Serving: Brisket Burger Slider (VIP), Tri-Tip Tacos and Banana Pudding

Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue opened in early 2016 and is located in Killeen, TX. Since then, owner and pitmaster, Steven Wayne Rossler Jr., has been sticking to true Central Texas style BBQ. The offset stick burner, Post oak, salt, pepper and a whole lot of love go into all of Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue.

Still an Active Duty Army NCO, Steven has been serving the last 18 years as an Infantrymen and is a Bronze Star with Valor recipient. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. His main focus with Rossler's BLUE CORD Barbecue, is to pay homage to his family name and his duty in the military. He lives daily remembering the Fallen and proud to stand next to everyone who has served, past, present and future.

Read More: https://player.fm/series/bbq-interview-series-kevins-bbq-joints/bbq-ep-117-steven-wayne-rossler-jr-rosslers-blue-cord-barbecue-killeen-tx


Previous Partners include:
Flores Barbecue
Robert Sierra and S&S Pit Crew
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

BBQ on the Brazos
Jaspers Barbecue