To showcase Texas’s live fire cooking obsession, this year’s Austin Food & Wine Festival featured four fire pits where a roster of star chefs collaborated on incredible dishes. “There is just something extra special that happens around the pit every year,” says Dave (“Oven Dave”) Eberhardt of the Texas Oven Co. “It’s a wood-fueled carnival ride.” Here, the meaty highlights from the pits.
Rotisserie Fire Truck
For the second year in a row, Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen’s Kitchen roasted a pig atop his shiny red rotisserie fire truck. The 1986 Seagrave Super Pumper was procured via eBay and then tricked out with things like built-in beer taps by Gilmore and his team. The truck isn’t Gilmore’s only impressive BBQ innovation; he also brought back his carousel-like spinning chicken whirl-a-gig.
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