Patillo’s Bar-B-Q

Early this summer, the MRC create team traveled to Beaumont, Texas in search of barbecue & beef links. We met Mr. Robert Patillo, a fourth generation pit master and owner of Patillo’s Bar-B-Q, the oldest Black-owned barbecue joint in Texas, since 1912. We believe it is important to tell stories that are part of Texas culture and know how underrepresented stories from multicultural points of view are especially in the barbecue and food world. We’re honored to share Mr. Patillo’s story and hope you’re inspired to look into some of these untold stories.

Client: Beef Loving Texans

Film: Dennis Burnett and Mando Rayo

Still images: Robert Gomez

Camera Op: Cory Cross

Sound: Nik Worten