Even Super Storm 2011 couldn't stop the BBQ greatness of the Super Bowl XLV Media Party last night at the House of Blues.

Eight of the planned ten pitmasters from across Texas made it through the ice and snow to the HOB. The teams were Snow's BBQ of Lexington, Louie Mueller Barbecue of Taylor, Franklin Barbecue of Austin, Black's BBQ of Lockhart, Blue Ribbon BBQ (Mikeska family) of Austin, Mills County BBQ Company of Goldwaite, Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ of Tyler, Schoepf's Old Time Pit BBQ of Belton and Earl Campbell's Sausage. Only the teams from Cooper's Old Time BBQ and Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse were unable to make it through the ice storm.

Thanks to Drew Thornley and Man Up Texas BBQ for joining with the Super Bowl XLV Host Committee to put together a great lineup featuring the best of Texas cue.

Here are some party photos shot by Posse member Gary Barber of the historic gathering. The weather might have sucked but the BBQ was amazing!

Photos by Gary Barber

Drew Thornley

13 years ago

Great meeting all you guys last nite. Will post my Texas BBQ Posse pic soon!

Chris Wilkins

13 years ago

Look forward to seeing that photo Drew, but it was missing the Posse's most handsome member! Sorry I missed catching up with you, see you soon on the BBQ trail. The posse told me y'all put on a great show! C


13 years ago

Thanks for sharing the pics! We had a great time. Hope to see you in Lockhart sometime!

Franklin Barbecue

13 years ago

Thanks to all who were able to make it to House of Blues (considering the weather). We had a great time, and it was nice to get to visit with the best of Texas barbecue.


13 years ago

It was not a contest.. but while talking to Aaron, numerous people mentioned how "Franklin" was the winner!

Schoepf's BBQ

13 years ago

It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We are glad to be a part of the event. RS Schoepf's Old Time Pit BBQ

Austin Top 5 plus Snow's

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