Texas Monthly recently announced which restaurants made it onto their menu for their latest Barbecue Festival Roadtrip Edition!
According to their website, the festival plans to stop in several Texas cities, including Brownsville, Lubbock, and Tyler.
Among the selected establishments is a Brownsville restaurant named Vera’s Backyard Bar-B-Que.
The local favorite is owned and operated by Armando Vera, who said he is humbled and honored to have his restaurant’s food featured on the menu.
The restaurant started as a family business in 1955 and was also Vera’s childhood home. Although Vera's is native to the Brownsville area, the business has been featured on television, in books and magazines across the nation, earning the worldwide recognition it deserves, as reported by Valley Central.
“It’s grown throughout the years and we’ve been blessed, super blessed, we’re known throughout the nation,” Vera said.
While the food is most known for its flavor, it has also prided itself on its unique method of cooking, which uses an underground pit. Vera said it has been used since 1957 and the total cooking time can take anywhere from 10 to 12 hours.
Barbacoa is one of their most noteworthy items. Once the restaurant opens its doors, customers can be seen lining up inside the restaurant and outside in their drive-thru, waiting for their chance to taste all the deliciousness it has to offer.
“The food is just simply the best, I like the barbacoa on Sundays, it’s kind of like a tradition,” Brownsville resident, Charles Peña said.
Vera said he is grateful to his loyal customers across the Brownsville area and all across the nation who stop by every time they come into town.
To see hours of operation or find a menu for the restaurant, visit their Facebook page.