Barbecue Brunch Benefit for Trent & Norma Brooks

    Attention Houston barbecue lovers! John and Veronica Avila of El Burro & the Bull restaurant will host a barbecue brunch benefit for Trent & Norma Brooks on Sunday, May 21st. Trent & Norma own the highly acclaimed Brooks’ Place BBQ trailer in Cypress. Norma recently suffered a stroke and has been diagnosed with[…]

Welcoming Ruffino Meats as a Sponsor of HOUBBQ

    We are honored to announce that Ruffino Meats will be a sponsor for the 5th annual Houston Barbecue Festival taking place on April 9th, 2017 at NRG Park (tickets here). Ruffino Meats and Food Service, a Texas-based family-owned and operated company, provides fresh and frozen meats, frozen foods, produce, cheese, seafood, disposables, and restaurant equipment/supplies to[…]

Taking HOUBBQ to the Big Apple

Houston barbecue (HOUBBQ) has a good thing going. It’s the upcoming barbecue market in Texas (and therefore the world), and this year’s HOUBBQ Festival will be the best ever. Media attention is slowly pivoting from Austin to Houston where the market for great barbecue is far from saturated. HOUBBQ joints are busting at the seams[…]

Menu announced for Smoke on the Bayou dinner

  The inaugural Smoke on the Bayou dinner series pairing the Houston area’s best chefs and pitmasters will take place Sunday May 20th at Hubbell & Hudson Bistro in The Woodlands. The dinner is sold out. Today, Executive Chef Austin Simmons and Sommelier Derek Ryan of Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, and Pitmaster Will Buckman of[…]