Do you have a Texas-sized craving for great barbecue? It seems that in the past several years that the barbecue scene, specifically Texas barbecue, has gotten bigger than ever. Most people think that great Texas barbecue doesn't exist outside of hallowed, smoky markets of Austin and the Central Texas region, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Quite a few quality barbecue joints call the Coastal Texas region home, so the Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail has been created to help highlight those establishments serving tasty 'cue. Seven joints make up the trail so far; Aunt Jo's BBQ, KB'S BBQ, McMillan's Bar-B-Q, Mumphord's Place Bar-B-Q, QP Smokehouse, The Fire Pit, and Uncle Mutt's Bar-B-Q. The site www.coastaltexasbarbecuetrail.com
not only offers recommendations of what to get at each joint, but also features three distinct themed itineraries providing unique experiences to complement any barbecue meal. You can even get a free Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail T-shirt by dining at three or more of the joints on the trail and redeeming your receipts and the Explore Victoria Visitors Center, located at 700 N. Main Ste. 101 in Victoria. The trail is more than just about amazing brisket and ribs- it's a true Texas experience.