NRG Park - Green Lot

9 April 2017

2017 Houston Barbecue Festival

2017 Participants

Number of guests: 2400

Band: John Egan

Sponsors: Kat Creech Events,  Indian Motorcycles, Pitts & Spitts, Ruffino Meats, PV Rentals, Saint Arnold Brewing Co, Vita-Living, 1934 Barbecue Sauce, Green Mountain Energy


2017 pitmasters

2017 HOUBBQ Festival Pitmasters

This year we took pictures in groups so there’s no single pitmaster photo. Here are two photos with many of the 2017 HOUBBQ Festival pitmasters. Top photo (l-r): Josh Scott, Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue; Veronica Avila, El Burro & the Bull; Grant Pinkerton & Sarah McQuillan, Pinkerton’s Barbecue; Sherice Garner, Southern Q; Wayne Kammerl, The Brisket House; Bramwell Tripp, The Pit Room; Brek Webber, Tin Roof BBQ.  Bottom photo, back row (l-r): Josh Scott, Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue; Wes Jurena, Pappa Charlies Barbeque; Russell Roegels, Roegels Barbecue Co;  Thomas Rios, Feges BBQ; Bramwell Tripp, The Pit Room; Michael Sambrooks, The Pit Room. Front row (l-r): Steve Garner, Southern Q; Jerry Pizzitola, Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue; Matt Favor, Feges BBQ; Don Blake, Blake’s BBQ & Burgers; Quy Hoang, Blood Bros. BBQ; Terry Wong & daughter, Blood Bros. BBQ; Robin Wong & son, Blood Bros. BBQ. Not shown: Trent Brooks, Brooks’ Place BBQ; Will Buckman, CorkScrew BBQ; Jamie Fain, Fainmous BBQ; Greg Gatlin, Gatlin’s BBQ;  Jose Luis Lopez, Gerardo’s Drive-in; Ara Malekian, Harlem Road BBQ; Ronnie Killen, Killen’s Barbecue; Erik Mrok, Lenox Bar-B-Q; Wayne Mueller, Louie Mueller Barbecue; Ray Busch, Ray’s BBQ Shack; Bryan Bracewell, Southside Market & BBQ; Ellis Dyson, Spring Creek Barbeque; Scott & Greg Moore, Tejas Chocolate & BBQ. Photos taken at Gatlin’s BBQ by J.R. Cohen.

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Credit: Robert Lerma (top) & J.R. Cohen (bottom)

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