Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Texas BBQ photo signed by top Texas pitmasters

I'm so excited to announce a very special door prize for this year's Gettin' Sauced! Our friend (and this year's official Gettin' Sauced! photographer) Robert J. Lerma is making the hard-earned donation, so I'll let him explain it. In his words:

The Project
Comprise signatures on an image of some of the best pitmasters, cooks and chefs in Texas BBQ.
The Image
Vintage steer Bar-B-Q sign in Corsicana, TX. Photographed December 22, 2012.
The Results
With nearly 1600 miles covered, I was able to capture 33 (likely to increase due to event being 2 months away) signatures, including the Top 4 BBQ places in Texas, according to Texas Monthly. Other notable signatures are of Monroe Schubert of Prause and Vencil Mares of Taylor Café, in addition to prior Texas Monthly top pitmaster, John Fullilove of Smitty’s Market.
The List
Aaron Franklin – Franklin Barbecue – Austin, TX
Bert Bunte – Zimmerhanzel’s – Smithville, TX
Dirk Miller – Miller’s Smokehouse – Belton, TX
Dustin Blackwell – Hutchin’s BBQ – McKinney, TX
Emilio “Emo” Soliz – Two Bros. BBQ Market – San Antonio, TX
Evan LeRoy – Freedmen’s Bar – Austin, TX
Gary Prause – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX
Gerald Birkelbach – City Meat Market – Giddings, TX
Harold “Buzzie” Hughes – Buzzie’s Bar-B-Que – Kerville, TX
Jack Perkins – The Slow Bone – Dallas, TX
Joe Capello – City Market – Luling, TX
John August Fullilove – Smitty’s Market – Lockhart, TX
John Lewis – La Barbecue – Austin, TX
John Mueller – John Mueller Meat Co. – Austin, TX
Jonathan Shaw – Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q – Tyler, TX
Justin Fourton – Pecan Lodge – Dallas, TX
Kerry Bexley – Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, TX
Lance Kirkpatrick – Stiles Switch BBQ – Austin, TX
Marco Oglesby – Opie’s BBQ – Spicewood, TX
Mark Prause – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX
Michael Hernandez – Hays Co. Bar-B-Que – San Marcos, TX
Monroe Schubert – Prause Meat Market – La Grange, TX
Nick Pencis – Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q – Tyler, TX
Robert Sierra – S&S Pit Crew – San Marcos, TX
Roy Perez – Kreuz Market – Lockhart, TX
Stephen Joseph – Joseph’s Riverport Barbecue – Jefferson, TX
Tim Hutchins – Hutchin’s BBQ – McKinney, TX
Tim Rattray – The Granary ‘Cue and Brew – San Antonio, TX
Tom Micklethwait – Micklethwait Craft Meats – Austin, TX
Tootsie Tomanetz – Snow’s BBQ – Lexington, TX
Vencil Mares – Taylor Café – Taylor, TX
Wayne Mueller – Louie Mueller Barbecue – Taylor, TX
Will Fleischman – Lockhart Smokehouse – Dallas, TX
The Objective
One print will be given away as a door prize at the Gettin’ Sauced event on September 28, 2013. Another will be auctioned/sold off by myself, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Warrior Dog Foundation. Please contact me for more information on how you can own a piece of Texas BBQ history and donate to a great cause at the same time.
Contact Information
Robert J. Lerma
Twitter – @robertjlerma
Email – robertjlerma@gmail.com
Warrior Dog Foundation
Twitter – @warriordogs 

As a teaser, here's the image before the signatures:

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