PHARR, Texas — BBQuest is an award winning food and travel series produced by beef loving Texans. The show travels all across the state visiting barbecue restaurants and tourist destinations.
Rachel Chou, executive producer, says, “To really capture the essence of food culture and bbq in the state of Texas.”
The web series is now filming its second season. It was in the Valley this week to bring viewers an understanding of the barbecue scene in the region.
“Here in the RGV we’re getting a lot of mesquite wood, smoking and lot of mixtures of woods and just some really unique flavors that we haven’t yet experienced.” say Chou.
Local 23 News caught up with the film crew as they visited Smokin’ Moon in Pharr. Rachel Chou says the show is drawn to unique places all across the state and adds their crew has been wowed by their experience in the Valley.
“We’re getting some different spices and some different cuts. Some different just innovative things that are happening here that aren’t happening across the state.”
Chou says she and her team have been equally impressed with the regions passion for family and community and are aiming to capture the unique cultural story of the Valley.
I asked the barbecue guru what makes good barbecue?
“I want to smell the smoke. I want to know that they are burning wood back there and that it’s low and slow and that really is the essence of Texas barbecue, is that low and slow 14 hour pit going 24-hours a day.”
You can watch season one of BBQuest Hulu or by visiting https://beeflovingtexans.com/. Season 2 will be available in October.