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The bad weather that went through Austin at the end of last week and made it’s way to Houston the next day had me looking side-eyed at my chances of making it to the TMBBQ Fest this year. But in true Texas weather style the skies cleared up and the day of the festival was absolutely gorgeous. So I jumped in my car Sunday morning and headed to Austin for the 6th annual TMBBQ Fest. As they like to say,”this event showcases the smoked delicacies from many of the state’s most celebrated barbecue purveyors. All the invited pitmasters have been honored by the [Texas Monthly] magazine in the much anticipated cover story ‘The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!’ ” Yes these folks are BBQ royalty and if you enjoy BBQ it’s a must attend event. After FINALLY attending, I completely get it and don’t plan to ever miss another one. Here are my top 3 reasons why I think this event is AMAZEBALLS:

  1. It’s just a really fun festival. Maybe it’s the Austin vibe that intoxicates the air and makes everyone forget about the long lines and only focus on enjoying themselves and the BBQ.
  2. For the first time in 6 years they added sweets. If you are like me, you are probably thinking who cares about sweets when you have BBQ! And then me in all my greediness…I meant…me being the food connoisseur that I am had to see if these sweets were worthy of a coveted spot at this festival. All I can say is a big fat YES and smart move TMBBQ committee.
  3. BBQ. Good BBQ. GOOD BBQ from all over Texas! That is all.

Don’t worry if you missed out this year because in 2016…THEY’LL BE BACK!!!

Felice "Swanky Girl" Sloan

Felice is the co-founder and editor of Urban Swank. She focuses on food, beauty, and fashion.

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