Nothing says Texas barbecue like a $675 brisket party package at a luxury spa.

Travaasa Experiential Resorts is teaming up with Texas Monthly to throw a good old-fashioned barbecue bash on Saturday June 18th, 2013 with proceeds benefiting Foodways Texas. If you’re not pulling down Rockefeller money, a c-note will gain you admission to the affair. Of course at the end of the party, a giant Travaasa shaped boot will land on your ass should you pull out your bedroll and try to bunk cowboy-style amongst the scorpions and rattlesnakes of western Travis County.

Snow’s Barbecue will be there. We’re picturing Tootsie Tomanetz and Kerry Bexley sidling up to the massage tables for a good working over after a long night hovering over the briskets. Then maybe the nerve-center of Lexington, Texas’ finest barbecue will go in for a deep yoga session. Surely the years spent slaving over a hardwood fire pit can be erased by a mudpack and aloe treatment.

Wellness. Zen. Brisket.

Participating smokehouses:

The Salt Lick

The Granary

Snow’s BBQ

Pecan Lodge

Killen’s BBQ

Pony up $325 dollars and you can get into the party AND get an overnight stay at the resort. It might be a worthy investment as beer will be flowing courtesy of Hops n Grain and St. Arnold.

No Pearl.

The old days of getting a keg of what was San Antonio’s finest brew, and throwing a few briskets on an old brick pit and calling it a bbq bash are still alive and well. You’ve just got to know where to look.

As competition barbecue season begins to heat up you’ll find us in little towns like Taylor, Burnet, Meridian and Brady where there are plenty meat parties being thrown on summer weekends.

If that’s not your bag then visit http://www.travaasabbqbash.com/ and please report back.

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