TM Recommends: A Dallas Festival That Blends Blues and Barbecue

TM Recommends: A Dallas Festival That Blends Blues and Barbecue

Blues, Bandits, and BBQThe barbecue keeps coming. In the wake of the new Texas Monthly Top 50 barbecue joints list comes the annual Blues, Bandits & BBQ festival. Established ten years ago by Dallas neighborhood booster organization Go Oak Cliff as a family-friendly competition featuring local amateur pitmasters, the event now attracts contestants from across North Texas. It’s also grown from one day of barbecue to two. This year’s gathering at Kidd Springs Park begins Friday evening with a concert—from a blues band, of course. “It’s another reason to drink at night in the park,” says Go Oak Cliff partner Jimmy Contreras with a chuckle. After the show, prep kicks off for the next day’s main event.Fifteen barbecue teams will go head-to-head in four categories: chicken, sausage, ribs,…View Original Post

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