I had the great pleasure to be invited by my cousin Nick to come help out when Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue from Tyler came down to participate in the Texas Monthly 2010 Barbecue Festival. I am tired, sweaty, smokey and incredibly honored to have been working with these guys here today. They sweated, smoked, cut, cooked, cleaned, hauled and, for 4 guys plus me (not sure really how much help I was), they put out a ton of food. More racks of ribs than I think I’ve ever seen in my life came through this pit, and it was great stuff – they won People’s Choice Best Pork Ribs.
A lot of hard work went into it. Lets say I just happened to be near by while it was happening. Along the way, I got to have a blast doing stuff I love – talking about food, talking with people who are passionate about food, and of course, eating great barbecue. Congratulations to Nick, Jonathan, Will (Chief), and Will. Again guys, thanks for letting me be a part of it. And, if anyone happens to have a picture of me out from behind the camera… please share (grin).
More photos of the festival, some more awesome barbecue folks and more winners are here.