Here's what folks say!
Local & state PRESS
"Listen: How Eddie O's BBQ merges Texas craft barbecue and Mexican food cultures (Houston Chronicle): Pitmaster Eduardo Ortiz is skilled at brisket, ribs, and sausage but just as accomplished at barbacoa tacos; his Eddie O's BBQ is the best of both worlds." (full episode)
"The Taco Chair - Marco Torres - S2 E3 (Taco Gear): Photographer, Taco Journalist and Tejano, this episode features Marco Torres, also known as @MarcoFromHouston everywhere. Marco talks about his photography journey (which is awesome) and how it led to tacos." (full episode)
"Ep25 - Eddie O's BBQ (iCrush BBQ Show): Welcome to the Tex-Mex BBQ Series! Tex-Mex BBQ is booming right now, over the next few weeks I'll be bringing you the stories of some of the up and coming Tex-Mex BBQ folks around! First up on the Tex-Mex Barbecue Series is Eduardo Ortiz from Eddie O's Texas Barbecue." (full episode)
"BBQ Throwdown showcases Houston barbecue's creativity: What does a new age of Houston craft barbecue taste like?" (full article)
"Craft barbecue is in expansion mode: Starting more than 10 years ago with Snow’s BBQ in Lexington, Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Pecan Lodge in Dallas and Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston, the craft-barbecue movement that celebrates old-school techniques and high-quality ingredients shows no signs of slowing down." (full article)
"Hungry Houstonians crowd Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party at St. Arnold Brewing Co: Delicious meats and cold brews lured hungry Houston residents to Saint Arnold Brewing Co. for the Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party Sunday. The event showcased the intermingling of Tex-Mex culinary traditions and Central Texas-style barbecue. Vendors included EddiE O's Texas Barbecue, El Burro & the Bull and a few others, including some from San Antonio and Beaumont." (full article)
"Houston leading the charge in the barbecue-taco revolution: Historically, change comes slowly to Texas barbecue." (full article)
"BBQ News Roundup: Stubb's a Hall of Famer, a Tex-Mex Barbecue Festival, and Chef's Favorit Backyard Grills." (full article)
"The importance of pop-up restaurants in Houston barbecue: There's no shortage of barbecue joints opening in Houston." (full article)
"Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party 2019: The Mexican influence on Texas barbecue is undeniable as the craft barbecue movement continues to thrive in the Lone Star State.
Those Mexican traditions will be celebrated in the first Tex-Mex BBQ Block Party – honoring the influence of Tejano and Tex-Mex cooking traditions in Texas barbecue – to be held July 14 at Saint Arnold Brewing Co." (full article)
"Every other week, Daniel Vaughn compiles the latest in barbecue news and unearths a few surprises. Here’s the roundup for December 27-January 10: Louie Mueller Barbecue, Eddie O’s, and Eaker Barbecue will provide the smoked meats for the annual Super Beef Sunday held at Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston on February 3." (full article)
"Super Beef Sunday 2019 at Saint Arnold Brewing Company: Louie Mueller Barbecue, Eddie O's BBQ & Eaker Barbecue teamed up to serve guests the finest smoked beef to fill their bellies before the big game." (full article)
"Tacos are trending at Houston barbecue joints: With tortillas replacing the venerable slice of white bread as the go-to accompaniment for a typical three-meat plate..." (full article)
"Super Beef Sunday held on Super Bowl Day: For Houston barbecue fans, the big game day brings another chance to enjoy the annual Super Beef Sunday at Saint Arnold Brewing Company." (full article)
"Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Make it a Super Beefy Sunday: Here's a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings!" (full article)
"Grateful Dane Distilling Company turned 3 and threw a huge party to celebrate. Guests visited the distillery for tours, tastings, vendors, and food from Eddie O's BBQ." (full article)
The Top 15 Tex-Mex Bites in Texas - Smoked Brisket Breakfast Taco (check pop-up schedule) at Eddie O’s BBQ, Houston
Eduardo Ortiz doesn’t have a restaurant, nor does he have a food truck... (full article)
"The brisket was just amazing! Well-rendered, tender, moist, just the right amount of smoke in the flavor, nice smoke ring, nice peppery bark, right amount of salt. A simple brisket but just well-balanced. Very impressed! Another thing to note, if you look at the price carefully: $4/taco. Brisket slice was pretty thick, probably weighing in at about 1/3-lb. Bang-for-your-buck! I can't think of any other place that's comparable price-wise with stellar brisket that could hang with the top dogs of Houston easily.
What I had was just amazing! His BBQ is not on the radar yet, but it should be." - Hirotoshi Mugen