New Video and #GTXTrippin CONTEST

Trippers, we recently had the honor of creating a new video for our beloved hometown of Georgetown highlighting lots of the AMAZING things to do in Georgetown — and trust us, there’s TONS to do.

You can watch the video below, BUT what’s even more awesome?? We’re doing a CONTEST you can enter to win a #GTXTrippin Gift Basket filled with both Daytripper and Georgetown swag!  All you gotta do is head to Georgetown’s website and identify the five pictures of different places around town. If you guess all five correctly, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win the basket o’ swag AND every entry will receive a “Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas” koozie! So what are you waiting for?? CHECK IT OUT!

#QueBrewTexas WINNERS

To celebrate Texas Independence Day (March 2nd) we partnered up with Rudy’s Bar-B-Q and Lone Star Beer for a Texas-sized contest. We asked you guys to be your MOST TEXAN and/or to have your MOST TEXAN MEAL ever. Well we went through TONS of entries. And here are the winners.

FIRST PLACE

Winner of a full Rudy’s Brisket from Rudy’s Anywhere and Lone Star BBQ set.

Jim Davidson – Chicken Fried Texas

Happy Texas Independence Day! #quebrewtexas

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REASON: We really liked Jim’s combination of chicken fried steak (invented in Texas), jalapenos (our state pepper), pecan pie (our state dessert made with our state nut) and the Official National Beer of Texas! Pass me a fork Jim, because I want a bite.

SECOND PLACE:

Winner of a $20 Rudy’s gift card and Lone Star hat.

Dennis Bosquez – Mr. Tats

REASON: These fajitas and bacon-wrapped peppers look amazing. And we can only assume this guy got his custom “Lone Star” tattoo just for our contest. OK, probably not, but it shows a permanent commitment to the Lone Star State that rivals even our own. 😊

 

THIRD PLACE:

Winners of a shaker of Rudy’s rub and a Lone Star bandana. OK – we couldn’t pick just one, so we picked four.  Enjoy.

Laura Chapman – Frito Pie, Sheet Cake, and Hay

REASON – We like the idea that Laura is eating this meal on hay. That makes for a dang good dining room table. There’s also a great combo of Texas food – frito pie, Texas sheet cake and my favorite BBQ dessert – banana pudding.

Susie Hampe Hagedorn – Flags over Lunch

REASON: Check out this spread. The 1824 flag, blue bell, beer, and Whataburger. Extra points because she’s using the spicy ketchup.

Jerrod Whitman – El Senor Texas

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REASON: This guy has the full backyard spread. He’s not eating anything, but his shirt says “TACOS” so we’ll count it. But the flag, the music, the beer. He’s the real deal.

Aaron Haley – BBQ and BEER, need we say more.

How do you do #texasindependenceday up right?! @brownsbbq_atx and a @lonestarbeer #quebrewtexas #bbq #beer #Austin

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REASON: This drool-worthy shot has two of my favorite things – BBQ and beer. And that makes Aaron a winner — in contest and in life.

 

100K FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY!!

Hey Y’all!
You guys are so awesome that we almost have 100K followers on our Facebook Page!! Thank you so much for sticking with us! To show our appreciation for such amazing fans we are hosting a 100K FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY! When we reach 100K Facebook followers (please like our page here), we will give away 100 “Daytripper” car stickers, and ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive a box of “Daytripper” swag filled with our custom Nalgene Water Bottle, Hat, Pint Cup, 2 Koozies, Journal, T-Shirt and Car Sticker! Scroll down to enter!

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GOOD LUCK!

Summer of Smoke Winners – 1 Location Left!

We’ve had a blast with the Summer of Smoke contest! Huge thanks to Rudy’s Bar-B-Que for partnering with us on this contest. We’ve had a few new winners since last time we posted and ONE more location left. Keep an eye out on our social media outlets for the location hint…then go for it! It will be worth a Rudy’s gift card for Bar-B-Que.

Our previous post of winners and photos can be seen here.

Here are the winners so far! The latest are in bold.

  1. Matt Benson in League City
  2. Ron Watson in Round Rock
  3. Sam Saldivar in Corpus Christi
  4. Bill Dorough in Frisco
  5. JJ Mtz in El Paso
  6. Aime Coates in Tyler
  7. Frank Cuevas in Brownsville
  8. Jose Rodriguez in Lubbock
  9. Aaron Hartzel in Katy
  10. Anita Gammage in College Station
  11. Gus Reese in Arlington

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Summer of Smoke Winners – 2 Weeks Left!

Where there’s smoke there’s Bar-B-Que…right? Well, most of the time and this summer we’ve had a lot of fun with the Summer of Smoke contest with Rudy’s Bar-B-Que. We’ve been setting Bar-B-Que “fires” all over Texas with hints of where we are hiding certificates redeemable for Rudy’s gift cards. We have 2 more weeks left so keep an eye out for the next hint dropping at 12 noon today!

Here are the winners so far!

  1. Matt Benson in League City
  2. Ron Watson in Round Rock
  3. Sam Saldivar in Corpus Christi
  4. Bill Dorough in Frisco
  5. JJ Mtz in El Paso
  6. Aime Coates in Tyler
  7. Frank Cuevas in Brownsville
  8. Jose Rodriguez in Lubbock

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Cans for Q – Houston!

CansForQHowdy Daytrippers! Join us next Thursday, May 29, in Katy for “Cans for Q!” Come on out to celebrate the debut of the Orange episode as well as raise support for your local food bank. The party will be at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on Thursday, May 29, 2014. We will all eat together starting at 6:30pm and at 8:00pm we will debut the Orange episode!

Here’s the deal – Bring a canned good donation and we’ll give you a free 1/4 lb of brisket (one per customer). Turn your cans into delicious BBQ…yep, that’s what we do!

So, come on out on Thursday, May 29 at 6:30pm to Rudy’s Bar-B-Q and join us for “Cans for Q!” In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek at the Orange episode.

Details:
Houston Cans for Q
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30PM
Rudy’s Bar-B-Q
21799 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77450
https://goo.gl/maps/2VSxX

Cans for Q in Arlington!

CansForQHowdy Daytrippers! Join us next Friday, May 2, in Arlington for “Cans for Q!” Come on out to celebrate the debut of the Arlington episode as well as raise support for your local food bank. The party will be at Rudy’s Bar-B-Q on Friday, May 2, 2014. We will all eat together starting at 6:30pm and at 8:00pm we will debut the Arlington episode!

Here’s the deal – Bring a canned good donation and we’ll give you a free 1/4 lb of brisket (one per customer). Turn your cans into delicious BBQ…yep, that’s what we do!

So, come on out on Friday, May 2 at 6:30pm to the Rudy’s BBQ and join us for “Cans for Q!” In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek at the Arlington episode.

Details:
Arlington Cans for Q
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:30pm-8:30PM
Rudy’s Bar-B-Q, 451 East I-20, Arlington, TX 76018

And the winner is…

Amber Harner of Pflugerville, TX!!!!

Congratulations on winning a year’s free subscription to Texas Highways, the official travel magazine of Texas. If your name is not Amber Harner, don’t worry about it. You can subscribe HERE.

Thanks to all the folks that entered the contest. I’m now completely overwhelmed with new ideas for things to do in Texas during December. And just in case you are looking to expand your list, here were the top results….

 

1. Looking at Christmas Lights – while the activity was the same, the locations of choice we very diverse and included everywhere from inner-city Houston to Johnson City in the Hill Country. Another favorite was the Zilker Tree in Austin.

2. Small Town Nativities – seems that lots of folks love to visit Burnet, TX for the annual Main Street Bethlehem display. Check it out HERE.

3. Shopping – Oh yes, the great holiday past time of buying presents for everyone from Aunt Mabel to Fido. But the favorite spots to do it were the San Marcos Outlets and Canton.

4. Being With Family – always a winner for sure.

And of course there were some outliers like “playing tennis”, visiting Big Bend, and spinning in circles under the Zilker Tree until you throw up all Hot Cocoa and Cookies you just ate. I can’t recommend the last one.

But no matter how you fill your December, I hope it’s full of wonderful times, wonderful folks, and lots of wonderful memories.

Vaya Con Dios and Keep on Trippin’
Chet