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Factsheet

Developer
Explore Victoria

Founding Date
May 1, 2015

Press Contact
JNovosad@VictoriaTX.org

Socials
Facebook
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Twitter
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Instagram
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Restaurants
Aunt Jo’s BBQ
Buffalo Creek Barbecue
KB’s BBQ
McMillan’s Bar-B-Q
Mumphord’s Place Restaurant
Quality Packers Smokehouse
The Fire Pit
Uncle Mutt’s Bar-B-Q

Points of Interest
Explore Victoria Visitor Center
Museum of the Coastal Bend
Presidio La Bahía

Press Releases

7/1/2015 – Food Traveler Magazine Names Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail America’s Best BBQ
6/9/2015 – Top 8 BBQ Trails in USA by Reviews on Facebook
6/3/2015 – The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail Highlights New BBQ Itineraries

Press Coverage

9/4/2015 – TMBBQ – Quality Packers Smokehouse
9/1/2015 – Victoria Advocate – Local barbecue joint featured on TV show
7/10/2015 – Chron.com – Explore the Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail
7/6/2015 – Food Traveler Magazine Names Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail America’s Best BBQ

Description

The Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail makes it easy for anyone to find and try some of the best Texas barbecue while experiencing more than just the meat.

“Barbecue in the Coastal Bend is about more than the amazing brisket and ribs – it’s about a true Texas experience,” said Joel Novosad, Director of Explore Victoria. “This region is host to larger-than-life stories about where Texas started and these barbecue joints carry that history in their buildings and their multi-generational ownership. On top of that, the nearby historical locations like the Presidio La Bahía and the Museum of the Coastal Bend tell a story about Texas that’s hundreds and hundreds of years old.”

“The barbecue joints here are our secret; they represent some of the best-rated barbecue on review sites like Google, Yelp and TripAdvisor.” Four of the restaurants are rated as good as or better than the golden standards in Lockhart and Austin.

Stops on the barbecue trail include: Aunt Jo’s BBQ, KB’s BBQ, McMillan’s Bar-B-Q, Mumphord’s Place, Quality Packers Smokehouse, The Fire Pit, Uncle Mutt’s Bar-B-Que, the Presido La Bahía and the Museum of the Coastal Bend.

The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail is a fun, inexpensive retreat to get immersed in Texas’ food history. People who go to at least three of the seven barbecue joints can redeem their receipts for a free Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail t-shirt at the Explore Victoria Visitor Center. The trail starts online at CoastalTexasBarbecue.com.

McMillan’s Bar-B-Q

We asked our barbecue partners to fill out a questionnaire about their passion for the business. Click here (pdf) to view Louis’ answers and use them for an article.

Everybody has their own secret, but there’s no secret to barbecue! You gotta do it with love; love what you do and do what you love.
– Louis McMillan, McMillan’s Bar-B-Q

Uncle Mutt’s Bar-B-Q Co.

We asked our barbecue partners to fill out a questionnaire about their passion for the business. Click here (pdf) to view Katina’s answers and use them for an article.

The love for food and the ability to experiment with various recipes. We really enjoy our jobs and take pride and satisfaction in seeing our customers enjoy our products. It makes it both fun and a pleasure to serve them all.
– Katina Arterberry, Uncle Mutt’s Bar-B-Q Co.

Mumphord’s Place

We asked our barbecue partners to fill out a questionnaire about their passion for the business. Click here (pdf) to view Ricky’s answers and use them for an article.

Family Tradition [is why I started in the BBQ business] I spent a lot of time barbecuing for family reunions. Just knowing that people are expecting you to be there to serve them – it’s a pleasure to please them!!
– Ricky Mumphord, Mumphord’s Place Restaurant

QP Smokehouse

We asked our barbecue partners to fill out a questionnaire about their passion for the business. Click here (pdf) to view Lupe’s answers and use them for an article.

We were raised in this environment; our generations of family have been serving multiple generations of customers!
– Lupe Limon Jr, QP Smokehouse

The Fire Pit

We asked our barbecue partners to fill out a questionnaire about their passion for the business. Click here (pdf) to view Robert’s answers and use them for an article.

I have always been interested in cooking and barbecue was a natural transition from owning a meat processing facility. My favorite part of making the barbecue for my customers is hearing and seeing their satisfaction.
– Robert Harris, The Fire Pit

Images

More full quality photos available for download and use via Flickr.

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The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail is a service mark registered by the City of Victoria. Authorized use includes articles, reviews and social media concerning the participating barbecue joints or points of interest listed on http://CoastalTexasBarbecueTrail.com. All other use requires written permission.

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Explore Victoria Director
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