« Back to article: Houstonians flock to craft beer and barbecue festivals as smoked alligator becomes Instagram sensation

Houston Barbecue Festival Pinkerton's smoked alligator
Grant Pinkerton's smoked alligator flooded Instagram. Photo by Eric Sandler
Saint Arnold Lennie Ambrose
Lennie Ambrose was ready to marry beer-loving couples. Photo by Eric Sandler
Houston Barbecue Festival Tejas Chocolates
Pastrami and carrot souffle drew people to Tejas Chocolate Craftory. Photo by Eric Sandler
Peticolas Brewing
Peitcolas Brewing made its Houston debut. Photo by Eric Sandler
Houston Barbecue Festival full tray
Collecting multiple samples on trays proved to be a popular strategy. Photo by Eric Sandler
Houston Barbecue Festival Feges BBQ Erin Smith steamship round
Erin Smith slices the steamship round prepared by her fiancee Patrick Feges. Photo by Eric Sandler
Buffalo Bayou Brewing
Local breweries represented well at the Big Texas Beer Fest. Photo by Eric Sandler