Tell us this guy doesn’t know his way around a brisket.
Jim Towers is the pit boss of The Happy Hillbillies barbecue team out of Groesbeck, Texas. He’s a loquacious gent, happy to sit back with a stranger and share a plate of barbecue and a few minutes of ribaldry. We met Jim at the National Barbecue Championships up in Meridian Texas a few weeks back. Amber King ended up being dubbed the Queen of Texas Pit Bosses on that day but we doubt Jim Towers took it to heart. This man puts out some mean brisket and doesn’t need a championship trophy to affirm that.
A longform piece on Jim Towers is available here http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/?p=1247