Smoke & Embers

The Art of Vaquero BBQ

Rescheduled: September 28, 2021 from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm

$55 for members  or  $65 for non members

Join us and Adrian Davila, Davila’s BBQ Chef, acclaimed pitmaster, and author, for an in-depth, hands on demonstration on Texas’ first love, Bar-B-Que. 

Third generation pitmaster Adrian will guide guests through perfecting Texas BBQ on the pit in our McNutt Sculpture Garden while discussing and exploring BBQ and the traditional Vaquero cooking methods on the range from our regions rich history. Curator of Education Ryan Badger will connect items from the Briscoe’s collection and the Western heritage of Tejano BBQ.

Adrian Davila of Davila’s BBQ is a world recognized Bar-B-Que pitmaster and author, having been featured as a guest chef on Food Network’s “The Kitchen” and restaurants, La Fama Barbecue and The Ugly American, in Bogota, Colombia.

The evening includes:
World class BBQ presentation
BBQ pit hands on demonstration
A 3 course meal to taste
Wine and beer to sip
Davila’s Dry Rub

Adrian will be selling and signing copies of his book, Cowboy BBQ by Adrian Davila.

In addition to the above, one guest will receive an exclusive door prize including:
One Davila BBQ apron
Davila’s Decadent Dinner for Four at the restaurant with a behind-the-scenes pit tour
Full meal for four hungry people, featuring a wide array of menu items and a few off-menu items (date to be arranged in advance)
Two bottles of Davila’s BBQ sauces
$25 gift certificate for a return visit

For more information reach Shannon Segovia, Membership and Donor Relations Coordinator at 210.507.4863 or email: with any questions or concerns.

The safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our top concern. In an effort to reduce the risk of
COVID-19 exposure, we ask that everyone visiting the museum to use face coverings, adhere to
pre-screening questions, and temperature checks. We are closely monitoring all guidelines and will update our website if changes arise. Find out more about our safety protocol here.

Please know, in the event of cancellation your ticket will be transferred to a tax-deductible donation that will help us continue our day to day operating. In the event of a postponement, your ticket may be applied towards a future event. We are truly grateful for your support in continuing our mission to present the diverse culture, history, and art of the American West.