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Apr 15, 2018

Houston's best barbecue joints all in one place, for one price!


Category: BBQ News

Houston's best barbecue joints all in one place, for one price!

Purchase your tickets now for the 6th annual Houston Barbecue Festival.

Your favorite barbecue joints will be back this year - Blake's BBQ, Blood Bros. BBQ, The Brisket House, CorkScrew BBQ, El Burro & the Bull, Fainmous BBQ, Feges BBQ, Gatlin’s BBQ, Gerardo's, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Jackson Street BBQ, Killen's Barbecue, Lenox Bar-B-Que, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Pinkerton's BBQ, Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Roegels Barbecue Co., Southern Q BBQ, Southside Market & BBQ, Spring Creek Barbeque, Tejas Chocolate (& BBQ), The Pit Room, Tin Roof BBQ, Truth BBQ, and Victorian's Barbecue.

The final lineup is subject to change. We'll announce more participants in the near future!

$50 **Pre-sale discount** General Admission on sale now. ($60 regular price). **Limited time only.** Includes entry into the festival and unlimited sample portions from each participating Houston barbecue joint. GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST!

$120 VIP Admission on sale now. Includes entry into the festival one hour early (at noon) and unlimited sample portions from each participating Houston barbecue joint. A T-shirt and one (1) drink ticket are also included.

8.25% Texas sales tax is included in the price of all tickets.

Killen's Barbecue

Previous festivals sold out before the day of the event. We encourage you to purchase your ticket immediately to avoid missing your chance due to a sell out.

To ensure a quality event for everyone involved, ticket sales are limited. All tickets will be sold in advance - no ticket sales at the door.

**NOTE NEW LOCATION.** The event will take place at the Humble Civic Center Arena.

We are changing things up this year with a new location that allows us to provide an even better experience at the festival. This is for one year only - we'll be back in Houston proper for 2019!

Live music will be provided.

The event will happen rain or shine. Contingency plans will be in place in case of inclement weather.

A bar with craft beers will be available. We have greatly increased the number of beer lines this year to minimize wait time.

Children are welcome, however ONLY CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE WILL BE ADMITTED FREE. ALL OTHER AGES MUST PURCHASE A TICKET (this is because we want to ensure there is enough barbecue for all guests).

Many thanks to this year's premier partners: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Ruffino Meats, and Pitt's & Spitt's barbecue pit makers.

Thank you again for your support and see you at the festival!

Source: EventBrite

 

 

 

The Oyler Pit revolutionized the art and science of barbecue when it was first introduced in 1968. J&R has been refining this extraordinary pit for decades and chefs consider it the finest barbecue pit in the world.


What’s the secret to the longevity and popularity of the amazing oven? Many theories abound. Some feel the natural purity of the fuel, the “ferris wheel” rotisserie action, the constant basting, or the unique air, smoke, and humidity control features account for the mouth-watering result. Other culinary experts contend that the miraculous meat results from it being “massaged” as it passes through alternate temperature zones while it revolves. This debate may rage for many more decades, but the diners who love their barbeque don’t really care. They just want more!


With the Oyler E Models, the company adds safe and clean electrical energy to assist the wood fire, using electrical resistance elements. There is no flavor tainting or explosion hazard with these electrical elements. It simply and dramatically reduces wood usage while preserving the character of what barbecue purists everywhere credit as being the best pit in the world.

Authentic wood cooked barbecue

If you are going to be in the business of barbecue, please do it right! The Oyler defines authenticity. We use wood to cook the meat, we do not use gas. In fact,we hate the idea of using gas in a barbecue pit. Your customers will notice the difference.

Thermostatic control

The Oyler maintains precise temperature control, unattended for up to 14 hours, by using a unique air control system.

Economical

So well designed and insulated, you will be amazed to experience how little wood is required to cook big loads of barbecue.

Safe

The Oyler was the first (and remains the only) wood fired barbecue pit to receive the Underwriter’s Laboratories Listing for safety. We have gone to great lengths to make the Oyler safe. It even earned the coveted “zero clearance to combustibles” installation specification.

Capacity

Speaking of big loads, the Oyler can handle your high volume demands. The Model 700 can cook 1000 pounds per load and the Model 1300 can cook 1800 pounds!

Evacuation System

Large dampers operate automatically when the front doors are opened to direct the smoke rearward and out the stack rather than into your face.

Ease of Use

The Oyler is the most “forgiving” piece of cooking equipment you will ever use. You will not need an experienced “pit man” to turn out great barbecue. The front doors are huge, allowing easy loading, unloading, and removal of racks for cleaning. The fire is easy to start, and due to our design, the live coals in the firebox last 72 hours! That means for most customers the fire only has to be started once! As long as you cook once every three days, fire starting is simply a matter of scooping out a few ashes and adding fresh wood.

SPECIFICATIONS

MODEL

SIZE

RACKS

ELECTRIC

700*56"W X 104"D X 79"H18-17" X 42"120V/8A
1300*67"W X 120"D X 88"H18-18" X 54"120V/8A
 

CAPACITIES

MODEL

ROASTS

BACKRIBS

SPARERIBS

CHICKEN

700*1000 LBS216 SLABS144 SLABS324 HALVES
1300*1800 LBS360 SLABS288 SLABS432 HALVES

*E Models Same size and rack configuration 240V/70A