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 2018 BARBECUE PARTNERS

   M ICKLETHWAIT CRAFT MEATS Home:  1309 Rosewood, Austin, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Tom Micklethwait  Serving:  Smoked Ribeye (VIP), Brisket, Sausage, Pork Ribs  Recently ranked by Texas Monthly as one of the Top 10 BBQ Joints in Texas, Micklethwait Craft Meats is fiercely independent and dedicated to integrity, good humor, and top quality. Micklethwait specializes in Hill Country barbecue, but puts its own twist on the classics. Serving out of a vintage trailer in East Austin, Micklethwait has been featured on the Food Channel and the Travel Channel and has received great reviews from food critics from the New York Times, Bon Appetit and Zagat.    Read More:     https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/the-list-the-top-50-barbecue-joints-in-texas/

MICKLETHWAIT CRAFT MEATS
Home:
1309 Rosewood, Austin, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Tom Micklethwait
Serving: Smoked Ribeye (VIP), Brisket, Sausage, Pork Ribs

Recently ranked by Texas Monthly as one of the Top 10 BBQ Joints in Texas, Micklethwait Craft Meats is fiercely independent and dedicated to integrity, good humor, and top quality. Micklethwait specializes in Hill Country barbecue, but puts its own twist on the classics. Serving out of a vintage trailer in East Austin, Micklethwait has been featured on the Food Channel and the Travel Channel and has received great reviews from food critics from the New York Times, Bon Appetit and Zagat. 

Read More: https://www.texasmonthly.com/food/the-list-the-top-50-barbecue-joints-in-texas/

  ROBERT SIERRA BARBECUE Home:  San Marcos, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Robert Sierra  During the past decade, Robert Sierra has become one of the most notable figures in the barbecue world. He cut his chops by becoming a champion of the competition circuit, which landed him a deal with the Heinz corporation to become a Signature Pitmaster with his own Texas Bold sauce. Robert has made countless media appearances including a spot on the Jimmy Kimmel show. This pitmaster also serves as a brand ambassador for Spicy Green Mountain Grills and Char-Griller Grills    Read More:   https://haysfreepress.com/2016/05/11/successful-sauce-san-marcos-barbecuer-is-livin-the-grillin-life/

ROBERT SIERRA BARBECUE
Home:
San Marcos, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Robert Sierra

During the past decade, Robert Sierra has become one of the most notable figures in the barbecue world. He cut his chops by becoming a champion of the competition circuit, which landed him a deal with the Heinz corporation to become a Signature Pitmaster with his own Texas Bold sauce. Robert has made countless media appearances including a spot on the Jimmy Kimmel show. This pitmaster also serves as a brand ambassador for Spicy Green Mountain Grills and Char-Griller Grills 

Read More: https://haysfreepress.com/2016/05/11/successful-sauce-san-marcos-barbecuer-is-livin-the-grillin-life/

   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/

   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:  2222 Highway 22., Whitney, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Michael Wyont  After just one year in business, Flores Barbecue in Whitney was recognized with Texas Monthly Top 50 honors. Flores has quickly become more than a under-the-radar bbq joint. They are now a destination with  peppery, oak smoked meats coupled with fresh sides and pickles. The brisket melts in your mouth while the pork ribs provide a perfect bite. Then add in some homemade sausage with some of their famous banana pudding, and you've got a bbq legend in the making.  Read More:  https://tmbbq.com/flores-barbecue-2016/

FLORES BARBECUE
Home: 2222 Highway 22., Whitney, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Michael Wyont

After just one year in business, Flores Barbecue in Whitney was recognized with Texas Monthly Top 50 honors. Flores has quickly become more than a under-the-radar bbq joint. They are now a destination with  peppery, oak smoked meats coupled with fresh sides and pickles. The brisket melts in your mouth while the pork ribs provide a perfect bite. Then add in some homemade sausage with some of their famous banana pudding, and you've got a bbq legend in the making.

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

   GUESS FAMILY BARBECUE  Home:  324 S. 6th, 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:
324 S. 6th, 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:  301 South Second, Waco TX  Owner & Pitmaster:  Davie Gorham  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 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. He has since travel 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: 301 South Second, Waco TX
Owner & Pitmaster: Davie Gorham

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 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. He has since travel 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 Home:  2223 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas  Owner & Pitmaster:  Phillip and Yvette Helberg  The secret is out as Waco's newest barbecue trailer has built quite a buzz after only opening the spring. Utilizing locally-sourced meats, Phillip and Yvette Helberg are putting heart and soul into their Central Texas barbecue - and it doesn't disappoint.   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. 

HELBERG BARBECUE
Home:
2223 Austin Avenue, Waco, Texas
Owner & Pitmaster: Phillip and Yvette Helberg

The secret is out as Waco's newest barbecue trailer has built quite a buzz after only opening the spring. Utilizing locally-sourced meats, Phillip and Yvette Helberg are putting heart and soul into their Central Texas barbecue - and it doesn't disappoint. 

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. 


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

BBQ on the Brazos
Jaspers Barbecue