Taste of TEXAS
Food and Travel Magazine|Fall 2020
Taste of TEXAS

VICTORIA, TEXAS

The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail A Taste of Texas BBQ

Texas is known for its barbecue. Named one of the “10 Great American Food Trail Road Trips” by Frommer’s Travel Guide, The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail in Victoria, Texas features some of the best barbecue in the state. If you’re looking for true Texas barbecue, this trail is for you.

The Trail

Five locally owned barbecue joints make up the Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail. You’ll find the barbecue as varied as the pit masters who create it. Whether it’s the cooking style, the unique sides, or homemade desserts, these folks put their heart and soul into making your experience unforgettable.

One of the most popular spots with locals is KB’s BBQ. The guys at KB’s cook their brisket slowly over mesquite with a special spice, creating a deep smoke flavor. A few fan favorites are the loaded smoked chicken avocado, brisket enchiladas, and brisket-topped mesquite smoked burgers!

Mumphord’s Place is another BBQ trail favorite. Previously named one of Texas Monthly’s “50 Best BBQ Joints,” the Mumphord brothers cook the “old-fashioned way” using direct heat with mesquite and oak, giving the meat a milder smoke flavor. The brisket and sausage are some of the best, but for a special treat stop by on Pork Chop Wednesday.

Another top barbecue spot is Uncle Mutt’s Bar-B-Q Co. This family-owned joint dates back to the 1980s. Their meat is cooked exclusively with oak – slowly basted and smoked for hours while rotating for an amazing consistency! Try the Uncle Mutt’s Plate with ribs, sausage and chicken. Don’t forget the sides - Uncle Mutt’s offers more than a dozen options daily.

Explore

While in Victoria, you can find plenty to do – kayak the Guadalupe River, explore the rich history, and enjoy the diverse music scene, just to name a few. Check out any one of the fived themed itineraries chock-full of recommended activities and plan your true Texas barbecue experience in Victoria!

Learn more at CoastalTexasBBQ.com.

BEAUMONT
The Best of Both Worlds

On the border between Louisiana and the Lone Star State, Beaumont boasts Cajun culture in Texas-sized portions that makes our roots just a little bit spicier than most. 100% unique to the South, it’s a place where you can swim with alligators, go on a swamp safari and see where oil changed the world forever, all before filling up on brisket, Tex-Mex, BBQ crabs, crawfish and brews aplenty. There are beaches, watersports, hiking, biking, and outdoor spaces with room to spread out and breathe. Our nature preserves have plenty of s’pots to stretch your legs without seeing another soul before returning to a nice hotel to rest your head. Architectural marvels abound in the historic downtown, full of murals to photograph, a well-rounded art and cultural escape. A small-town feel with big-city amenities and accessibility, we’re an easy drive destination from Houston (1 hour), New Orleans (4 hours), or Dallas (4.5 hours) and a surprising road trip stop along I-10.

And as the Mardi Gras Capital of Southeast Texas, we embody that mindset year-round – all that’s missing is you. Ya’ll ready to laissez la bon temps rouler with us?

Learn More http://visitbeaumonttx.com/thisisbeaumont

Good Times Ahead.

Right Down the Road

SINCE THE DISCOVERY OF OIL at Spindletop in 1901, Beaumont, Texas, has been full-steam ahead. Beaumont has emerged as a quirky town with a something for everyone. Whatever your jam – food, nature, art or history Beaumont has you covered. The short, 90-minute drive from Houston will be worth it.

Natural wonders await right o€ the interstate. Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands & Boardwalk includes 900 acres of wetlands, and more than 250 bird species. Tyrrell Park also o€ ers hiking, horseback-riding, golf course, and the Beaumont Botanical Gardens.

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