Sunday, August 31, 2014

Friday Night Lights. Friday Night BBQ.

Friday night, I attended the season-opening football game at Lake Travis High School. The concession stand served a pulled-pork sandwich, so I snagged one. The sandwich was from Schmidt Family Barbecue, located in Bee Cave, just a few miles from the stadium.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gameday Giveaway: Texas v. North Texas

Each year, I like to give things away during football season to the person/people who most closely predict the winner & final score of a game I pick. This weekend's college-game pick is North Texas at Texas (7PM Central). This week's prize is The Q Card, our Texas BBQ savings card! To enter your prediction (winner & final score), submit it by kickoff. Any prediction submitted after kickoff will not be accepted. You can enter your prediction (winner & final score) via comment below this post, via email, or you can tweet it to @ManUpTexasBBQ or enter it below today's Facebook post

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tour stop at Thirsty Planet Brewing Company (Austin, TX)

After stops at Adlebert's & Kreuz, I took my tour group of incoming UT MBA students to Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, where they enjoyed tastings & a brewery tour.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Which Texas BBQ joint serves the best burger?

I'm into burgers these days. Had one last week at a BBQ joint and began to wonder which Texas BBQ joint serves the best burger. To be clear, I am not talking about restaurants that serve BBQ and burgers but that are not primarily BBQ joints. I mean BBQ joints that happen to serve burgers. Of those, which one serves the best burger?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

How many of Texas' top BBQ joints are in Austin?

Of your 10 favorite BBQ restaurants in Texas, how many, if any, are in Austin proper? Feel free to name the Austin joints that crack your Top 10, but I'm just curious to read what percentage of your favorites are in A-Town. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tour stop at Kreuz Market (Lockhart, TX)

After a tasting & tour at Adelbert's, I took my tour group of incoming Texas MBA students to Kreuz Market for lunch & a pit tour. Food first:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

KIND Healthy Snacks at Gettin' Sauced!

We are so happy to let you know KIND Healthy Snacks will be available at this year's 5th annual Gettin' Sauced! festival! I'm a huge fan of KIND bars and am delighted they are gracious enough to bring some snacks to the event. Make plans to snag one before they're gone, and check out KIND Snacks on Facebook & Twitter!

Friday, August 22, 2014

NFL fantasy & Texas BBQ. What's not to love?!?!

Back by popular demand, I'm hosting an NFL fantasy football league for the 3rd year in a row. Also for the 3rd year in a row, the prize for winning the league is courtesy of Louie Mueller Barbecue! As usual, Wayne Mueller is overly gracious and will give our winner a 3-meat/2-side dinner for 20 from LMB! We have 18 team slots available. I will send an invite to the people who email me requesting to the be in the league on a first-come, first-served basis. The order I receive the emails in my inbox is the order I will send invites. When the league is full, it's full, so don't wait! (Wayne and I are still working out the details of draft logistics. Might be a live draft at LMB. Might be a live online draft. I will update teams later.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2nd annual Carnivores Ball

I'm so happy to let you know my friend Jess Pryles has announced her 2nd annual Carnivores Ball! Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Brodie Homestead (5211 Brodie Lane) in Austin. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner at 6:45. Last year's event was a big success (as all things Jess produces are), and this year's event is going to be fantastic. The night will include food & drinks from Saint Arnold, Salt & Time, Garrison Brothers, The Slow Bone, Freedmen's Bar, and Fried & True. The grain-fed beef served will be shipped from Jess' native Australia. Live music from Austin's very own Mayeaux & Broussard. As you can see, it will be an awesome night. Better snag a ticket before they're gone!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GT Industry is the official smoker sponsor of this year's Gettin' Sauced!

We are so happy to announce GT Industry (Thorndale, TX) is the official smoker sponsor of this year's 5th annual Gettin' Sauced! Earlier this year, one of my Texas Q Tours clients introduced me to GT Industry, and it has been a pleasure forming a relationship with them. In addition to their core welding business, GT Industry crafts custom BBQ smokers, and they will have some of them at this year's festival. Please stop by and visit with them. In the meantime, connect with GT Industry via Facebook!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tasting & tour at Adelbert's Brewery

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of welcoming to Austin about 40 incoming Texas MBA students with a private Texas Q Tours trip. We started the trip with a craft-beer tasting & brewery tour at Adelbert's Brewery.