San Marcos Texas will go up in flames this weekend (Sat March 8th 2014) as the National Barbecue Association takes over the Embassy Suites parking lot for a showdown between 30 of the best barbecue teams in the USA.

This is a Kansas City Barbeque Society Society sanctioned event.

"What do they know about barbecue in Kansas City?" might be your retort, but folks up that way, misguided though they are, have their own little barbecue scene, and they deserve to be allowed to sanction events just like the Texas big boys.

They are putting their money where their mouth is. Grand champion will walk away with a thousand bucks and reserve champ gets $750.

Texas barbecue parties are a feast for the senses. You can't walk 10 feet without somebody trying to shove a plate of meat in your mouth and the cold beer flows good and easy.

Hope to see y'all down in Hays County this weekend.