May 16, 2015

Of course Texans cook the best steaks, but...

  Who cooks the best steaks in Texas?


Saturday, May 17th, 2014, backyard chefs from all over the Southwest came to Hico, Texas to see who cooks The Best Steak in Texas. This event brought in 106 teams all trying to win the $2,500 first place and the title "Best Steak in Texas". The event was a great success and congratulations to all the winners.

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Mark your calendars now for next year's event! The 12th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff, hosted by the Hico EDC, will be on May 16, 2015 in historic downtown Hico, Texas. We look forward in seeing our old friends and the many new cookers that want to claim the title of "The Best Steak in Texas". If you are not a backyard chef, come on down anyway to enjoy the day with us. Registration will open in the Fall of 2014. See you in May

News From the Cookoff Blog

April 17, 2015

We're turning up the heat a notch here. We've mentioned that ticket holders are eligible to win door prizes throughout the day.... like THIS bad boy donated by our Premier Sponsor Big Hat Bar-B-Q Smokers and Grills!

Want the specs on this workhorse? Here ya go:

It is the Big Hat model "Ranger". It is the workhorse of our entire line of smokers and grills. The Ranger sells more than any other unit because it does more than any other unit. Besides being an incredible full horizontal grill with framed split hinged cooking grates, it is also an impressive smoking machine. Gas assist firebox and ash pans for easy clean out in both the firebox and the main chamber. Dual level cooking grill right on the firebox as well. The Ranger retails for $1799

You know you want it.... get your tickets now:


April 16, 2015

Mike James, EDC Director and Texas Steak Cook Off Guru/Extraordinaire (as we like to refer to him) met up with the Executive Chef at The Turtle Restaurant last night, who happens to be our Celebrity Chef for the VIP Dinner.

When asked about the food all Mike uttered was "OH. MY. GOD." We thought he would've recovered by now but he's still in awe. Yes. For real.

Want to be in "awe" to of this chef? Get your tickets to the VIP dinner!!


April 16, 2015

Oh my, my how time does fly!! We are one month away from the 12th Annual Steak Cook Off. Wanna join the fun?

Purchase your tickets to any of our events now at:

Texas Steak Cookoff : Tickets
Always the fan favorite- the steak dinner and the Hors d'oeuvres competition allows the public to interact with the chefs while sampling amazing food. Your purchase of a $25.00 Dinner ticket includes: (MORE)