Vital Stats

Date: 22 May 2016

Location: NRG Park, Green Lot


BBQ Joints: 26

Guests: 2500


Food Trays used: 50,000

Square feet of tents: 15,000


Incredible time lapse video from our friends at Blood Bros. BBQ!

"Last week we made it 3 for 3 at the Red Dirt BBQ Festival in Tyler.  This week we made it 4 for 4 at the Houston BBQ Festival.

The folks in Houston seem to have organized the smoothest running event we have been to yet.  Even Texas Monthly could learn some tricks here."

Don O's Texas BBQ blog - 23 May 2016



BBQ Godfather
Brisket, turkey, sweet potato casserole, burnt ends mac-n-cheese

Blake's BBQ & Burgers
Brisket & homemade sausage

Blood Bros. BBQ
Gochujang beef belly, beef ribs, creamed corn

The Brisket House
Brisket & beef ribs

Brooks' Place BBQ
Smoked oxtails, onion bomb

CorkScrew BBQ
Brisket, turkey, sausage

El Burro & the Bull
Smoked pork tamalito on a bed of roasted corn

Fainmous BBQ
Brisket & pulled pork

Feges BBQ
Whole hog & steamship beef round

Gatlin's BBQ
Brisket & baby back ribs

Gerardo's Drive-in
Barbacoa tacos

Harlem Road Texas BBQ
Pork belly & beef rib

Jackson Street BBQ
Jalapeno cheese biscuit slider with brisket



 Killen's Barbecue
Brisket, turkey sausage, pork short ribs

Lenox Bar-B-Que
Brisket & sausage

Louie Mueller Barbecue
Beef ribs & jalapeno sausage

Pappa Charlies Barbeque
Short rib burnt ends, prime rib, brisket, sausage

Pinkerton's Barbecue
Smoked alligator, brisket, smoked & fried boudin balls

Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue
Pork ribs, pulled pork, chopped beef slider

Ray's BBQ Shack
Brisket, pork ribs, boudin & fried corn on the cob

Roegels Barbecue Co.
Reuben sandwich bite (pastrami), brisket & sausage

Southside Market & BBQ
Sausage slammers, Elgin sausage, brisket

Spring Creek Barbeque
Brisket, pork ribs, bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers

Tejas Chocolate (& BBQ)
Brisket, pastrami, carrot souffle, chocolate panna cotta

Tin Roof BBQ
Smoked sirloin, brisket tacos, baby back ribs

The Wooden Spoke
Jalapeno & cheese sausage and pulled pork slider

"It wasn't just all the excellent BBQ that was celebrated last weekend, but something much more worthy.   Long lasting friendships and relationship were the star of the festival.  That's what makes The Houston Barbecue Festival so special."

The Barry Farm blog - 28 May 2016

Sponsors & Partners




Vita-Living Inc.









silverleaf resorts

Contact us at sponsors@houbbq.com for future sponsorship opportunities. 

"With the support of donors and supporters like Burnt Brisket LLC for the residents of Vita-Living, we were able to create a unique social activity and interaction space for the residents, open now as the Vita-Living Center."

Joseph Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Vita-Living, Inc. - 9 June 2016

On behalf of our volunteers, sponsors, partners, and the barbecue community, the Houston Barbecue Festival is honored to support the activities of Vita-Living in their care for developmentally disabled adults. 

Please consider contributing at www.vitaliving.org

 Burnt Brisket LLC

Organizer of 4th Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

We are a grassroots, Houston-local organization committed to recognizing and promoting the hard work and dedication of Houston's barbecue pitmasters and restaurants. We believe Houstonians and Houston barbecue lovers deserve a world-class festival worthy of our city and our barbecue. 

We thank the volunteers, partners, sponsors, guests, media, and barbecue restaurants for helping us to make this happen.

Thank you!