First Time's The Charm

When great music and smoked meats come together to raise money for an excellent cause, you pack your bag and head downtown. Smoked Dallas is brand new to the city, but there’s no doubt that it will be sticking around after people taste some of the state’s best barbecue, from historic barbecue joints like Black’s Barbecue in Lockhart, while listening to the likes of Bob Schneider, Sarah Jaffe, and local culinary legend Dean Fearing’s own band Lost Coyote. Outside of the food, there will also be a pop-up barbershop to attract any hipsters who were still on the fence. Best of all, proceeds from the event will benefit the students of Cafe Momentum, who will be on-site cooking up savory side dishes to serve alongside all those smoked meats. The event takes place from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Main Street Garden (1902 Main St.). Tickets are $22-90. More information at
Sat., Oct. 4, 2-5 p.m., 2014
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Amy McCarthy