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It's Barbecue Week! Texas' best barbecue spots offer special deals

It's Barbecue Week! Texas' best barbecue spots offer special deals

Texas Barbecue Week 2013 logo
Texas Monthly will host the first ever Texas Barbecue Week.  TMBBQ.com
Texas Monthly June 2013 cover 50 best barbecue joints
50 places across Texas will be participating in the week, 5 of which are around the Houston area. Texas Monthly/Facebook
Ray's BBQ Shack brisket barbecue
Ray's BBQ Shack will be offering a four meat plate with a choice of ribs, beef, sausage, chicken or rib tips, plus two sides.   Ray's BBQ Shack
Leon's World's Finest baby back ribs on grill
Leon's World's Finest baby back ribs will be part of the special they are offering.    Leon's World's Finest
Virgie's Bar-B-Que barbecue RUN FLAT
Virgie's Bar-B-Que will be serving 1/2 of baby back ribs and two sides.  Virgie's Bar-B-Que
Corkscrew BBQ, ribs, barbecue
For Corkscrew BBQ's featured plate they will be serving 3 lbs of all their meat. Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Brook's Place BBQ barbecue brisket baked beans potatoes
Brook's Place BBQ will have brisket, ribs and a pulled pork plate as their special plate.  Brook's Place BBQ
Texas Barbecue Week 2013 logo
Texas Monthly June 2013 cover 50 best barbecue joints
Ray's BBQ Shack brisket barbecue
Leon's World's Finest baby back ribs on grill
Virgie's Bar-B-Que barbecue RUN FLAT
Corkscrew BBQ, ribs, barbecue
Brook's Place BBQ barbecue brisket baked beans potatoes

Less is never more when it comes to Texas barbecue. Which might just make this one of the best weeks of the year.

This first-ever "official" Texas Barbecue Week is here — declared so by Texas Monthly.

More than 50 barbecue restaurants across the state are participating in the week, with each serving up a special featured “Texas Barbecue Week Plate."

Five barbecue spots in the greater Houston area are taking part: Virgie’s Bar-B-Que, Ray’s BBQ Shack, Brooks’ Place in Cypress, Corkscrew BBQ in Spring and Leon’s World Finest in Galveston.

Here are the plates and prices being offered:

  • Virgie’s Bar-B-Que (Houston):
    • 1/2 rack baby back ribs and two sides - $10.99
  • Ray’s BBQ Shack (Houston):
    • Four meat plate with choice of ribs, beef, sausage, chicken or rib tips, plus two sides (beans, potato salad, fried corn on the cob, coleslaw, macaroni salad, spicy rice or cucumber salad) - 
$13.75
  • Brooks’ Place (Cypress):
    • Brisket, ribs and pulled pork plate
 - $15.99
  • Corkscrew BBQ (Spring):
    • Sampler platter of all meats, approximately three pounds
 - $24.95
  • Leon’s World Finest In & Out Bar-B-Que (Galveston):
    • Beef brisket, spare ribs, chicken, potato salad and coleslaw - 
$16.24
    • Link, spare ribs, spicy rice and macaroni-n-cheese - 
$12.99

And don’t worry, they have figured out a way to make those calories count. A portion of the money raised from the sales of the plates will be donated to the non-profit, Foodways Texas.