Join us at the brewery on Sunday, July 14 for the best Tex Mex BBQ Texas has to offer.

Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party


Sunday, July 14 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM | $60
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Do you like barbecue? Do you like Tex-Mex? Then we have the event for you!

We’re teaming up again with Houston Barbecue Festival for the inaugural Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party to celebrate the growing influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in contemporary Central Texas-style craft barbecue. Guests will taste unlimited samples of each vendor’s barbecue dish and enjoy great Saint Arnold beer.

Over the last ten years, Texas barbecue has been transformed by the “craft barbecue” movement which uses traditional smoking techniques and high-quality ingredients to produce barbecue that is unsurpassed in quality anywhere else in the world.

More recently, pitmasters with backgrounds in Tex-Mex and Tejano cooking have joined the craft barbecue movement and created a style of barbecue generally referred to as “Tex-Mex BBQ.” It combines Mexican, Tejano, and Tex-Mex cooking traditions with Central Texas-style barbecue. A classic dish of this style is the smoked brisket taco with a handmade flour tortilla, chunks of smoky Central Texas-style brisket and various toppings such as pickled onions, jalapeños, queso fresco, and guacamole.

But the creative pitmasters of Tex-Mex BBQ don’t stop there. Other examples of Tex-Mex BBQ dishes include crispy prime brisket chimichangas con queso, smoked brisket flautas topped with salsa roja and cotija cheese, and smoked pork shoulder pozole dressed with pickled radish, cilantro and lime, just to name a few.

Certainly, many established barbecue joints have added Tex-Mex-inspired dishes to their menus in the last few years. However, the Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party will primarily showcase those up-and-coming pitmasters who have made Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions a fundamental part of their craft barbecue menus.

Current participants are (subject to change):

From Houston:
Eduardo Ortiz of Eddie O’s Texas Barbecue
John & Veronica Avila of El Burro & the Bull
Joseph Quellar of JQ’s Tex-Mex BBQ
Dom Soliz of Mick Smokin BBQ
Ray & Genesis Dominguez of Ray’s Texas Smoke Barbecue
Willow Villarreal & Jasmine Barela of Willow’s Texas BBQ

From other Texas cities:
Esaul Ramos of 2M Smokehouse in San Antonio
Tony Salazar of Taste of Texas Tex Mex BBQ in Beaumont

Additional vendors will be announced at a later date.

Tickets are $60 and include entry into the event, unlimited samples from all barbecue vendors, and Saint Arnold beer. A limited number of tickets will be sold. All tickets sold in advance, online; no ticket sales at the door.

This event takes place in our air-conditioned Beer Hall and the adjacent parking lot. It is rain or shine.