· Make the citizens of Houston (and Texas, and the U.S., etc.) aware of the long history of barbecue here and that the quality of Houston barbecue is comparable to other regional styles of barbecue.
· Recognize the talent, hard work and dedication of the owners and pitmasters that make Houston barbecue great.
· Make Houstonians true connoisseurs of barbecue by offering samples of great barbecue so they can choose to patronize those barbecue joints committed to only the highest quality of barbecue.
· Celebrate the diversity of Houston barbecue by including the many styles of barbecue found here.
Where: Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd., Houston, TX 77045.
When: Sunday, 24 March 2013, 12-5 pm.
Who: 1000-1600 guests, 12-15 invited barbecue vendors. Format: Guests will purchase individual General Admission ($40) or VIP ($80) tickets. A VIP ticket allows the guest to enter one hour early and includes a T-shirt, goodie bag, and drink tickets. All tickets include tasting portions from all attending barbecue joints. Beer and mixed drinks are sold separately.
Participants: A sample of current barbecue restaurants that have committed to attend are the following: Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue, Gatlin’s BBQ, Lenox Bar-B-Q, Corkscrew BBQ.