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Q BBQ Fest is a Barbecue Lovers Dream

Q BBQ Festival is a flavorful festival that travels around the U.S. annually offering mouthwatering barbecue, live music and an experience that will leave you with newfound appreciation for grilling and smoking meats. This year was our second year attending the Q BBQ Fest Dallas stop and we were once again amazed by the variety of samples and cuts available. Over fifteen pit masters sampled tantalizing dishes like BBQ Smoked Tamales from LaVaca BBQ and tender, fall off-the-bone, Memphis style ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse in St. Louis, that simultaneously left you satisfied yet wanting more.

The all you can eat festival offers both GA and VIP tickets that allow you unlimited samples from multiple vendors on site, access to cooking demos and competitions. The VIP Passes give you access to additional vendors, all you can drink wine, beer and signature cocktails, a private lounge, live experiences and more!

Tomahawk Ribeye with Chimichurri Sauce, Joey Machado
Tomahawk Ribeye with Chimichurri Sauce, Joey Machado

Here are a few if our favorites:

Texas Original BBQ offered a savory, Tomahawk Ribeye with chimichurri sauce that literally melted in your mouth. The steak was juicy, tender and each bite was so smooth it felt like you were biting butter. If you have the opportunity to attend a festival with postmaster Joey Machado, go -- I guarantee you will not regret it!


Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Slider with Kimchi, Loro Eats
Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Slider with Kimchi, Loro Eats

Loro made time stop as you discovered every flavor immersed in their Smoked Pork Belly Pastrami Slider garnished with Kimchi. The perfectly balanced culture fusion created a new comfort food I did not even know I needed in my life. Thankfully, Loro has two conveniently located restaurants in Dallas -- one off Haskell near East Dallas and one at Village at the Parkway in Addison. Pray for my wallet and my waistline.

Barbacoa Tostada, Alice's Restaurant
Barbacoa Tostada, Alice's Restaurant

Alice’s Restaurant from Treaty Oak Distillery spiced it up a notch with Barbacoa Tostadas that packed a punch. Although the heat hit first, it was quickly evened with fresh pico and perfectly cooked, well seasoned barbacoa. Note: If you prefer mild or little spice, we would not recommend.


Sweetie's Bar-B-Q had us craving Thanksgiving with the juiciest turkey I have ever tasted paired with Cornbread Dressing. Every bite of the dressing was soft, flavorful and moist. Don't be suprised if you see us crossing state lines for Holiday dinner!

Overall, Q BBQ Fest is a barbecue lovers dream come true and perfect for any couple looking for a unique date idea or group of friends looking to have a good time and great food. Follow their official Instagram or visit their website for the latest schedule to visit the next festival near you.


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