Houston BBQ Front and Center at Superbowl

Houston BBQ Front and Center at Superbowl

Houston is geared up to host the “Big Game” in just a few days, and events are popping up all over the city that feature some of the best barbecue in the city. We’ve assembled a list of the notable happenings, plus a couple of game-day options as well.

Local Hero CHEF Finalists

Local Hero CHEF Finalists

And the finalists for your favorite CHEF are Ara Malekian, Antoine Ware and Anisha Anand - all dedicated to incorporating fresh, real ingredients in their dishes and supporting our local growers! Read about each one then CAST YOUR VOTE for your favorite.

Super Beef Sunday slated for Feb. 5

The Houston Barbecue Festival announced Monday that it will hold its fourth annual Super Beef Sunday on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Arnold Brewing Co. The event, always held the morning of the Super Bowl, features beer and unlimited samples of barbecue. The hours of the event give smoked meat fans the chance to feast on barbecue and even take a nap before commencing Super Bowl snacking and drinking.

Super Beef Sunday Returns

Super Beef Sunday Returns

While the city has been in a frenzy these last three months filling potholes, completing downtown construction and repairing lights in preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The Super Bowl committee has done a great job readying HTX for the biggest football event of the year. But, let’s be realistic: Houstonians can expect over-booked restaurants, immense traffic, the possibility of TMZ coverage, a hike in Uber rates and a 1000% increase in celebrity sightings. For one week, Houston will have a taste of what Los Angelians live with regularly. What a time to be alive!

Harlem Road mentioned in new opening of Beavers

Residents of Briargrove, Tanglewood, and Memorial, rejoice. Your new Beaver’s has arrived. After a quiet soft opening last week, the second location of the Washington Avenue Texas comfort food restaurant made its official debut Monday night.

2017 the year of East Texas-style barbecue

This will not be a column filled with provocative, pie-in-the-sky predictions about what's going to happen in Houston barbecue in 2017, I promise. Like most humans, I'm notoriously bad at predicting the future, so I'll just stick with what I know.

Houston BBQ Festival

HOUSTON, TX — It's never to early to put this red-letter date on your calendar: The Houston Barbecue Festival takes place on April 9, 2017, and pre-sale discount tickets are now on sale. Get yours now, save some money, and make some friends and loved ones happy in the process when you give them access to the meatopia.

Harlem Road Makes CultureMap's Top New 44

In a recent article by CultureMap Houston, Harlem Road Texas BBQ is listed as a top, upcoming destination: 

… a sense of the highest-profile, most-exciting new openings that people will be talking about between now and February…
— Eric Sandler

Swiss-trained chef Ara Malekian will meld French technique with a love of all things Texas at this barbecue joint in Richmond. Malekian has hosted a number of pop-ups around town where he’s served luscious beef ribs, peppery brisket, and house made sausages. If he can execute consistently, the Sugar Land area will have its first destination barbecue joint.

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Butcher's Ball 2016

Butcher's Ball 2016

With a focus on sustainable ranching practices, The Butcher's Ball brings together Texas's top chefs, butchers, and ranchers for a day of demonstrations and tastings using meat from 44 Farms. But that's not all The Butcher's Ball is about. Join us Sunday, October 9th for an incredible celebration of food, drink, music, and art at one of Brenham's most prestigious venues, all while supporting Foodways Texas and Urban Harvest.

Sustainable Eats for Earthweek at UST

Sustainable Eats for Earthweek at UST

The University of St. Thomas is dedicated to becoming a greener, more eco-friendly campus. With that it mind, the Sustainability Committee, in collaboration with the Environmental Science and Studies Department, is planning a week’s worth of activities seeking to raise awareness for sustainability on campus.

Edible Houston Local Hero Chef Finalists

And the finalists for your favorite CHEF are Richard Knight, Ara Malekian, Monica Pope and Annette Burnam - all dedicated to incorporating fresh, real ingredients in their dishes and supporting our local growers.

Swiss-born chef loves Texas BBQ

Swiss-born chef loves Texas BBQ

Attention to detail is chef Ara Malekian's trademark. When preparing a dish, he considers each ingredient in an effort to create a unique culinary experience. For example, the Swiss-born executive chef, who always wears a cowboy hat, only smokes his meat with oak wine staves - pieces of the barrels that retain the flavor of the vintage they held.