Central Texas may be brisket country, but Truth BBQ of Brenham and Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew of Texas impressed with their sausage at the 8th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest. (Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Sweaty, happy folks swarmed the Long Center lawn and pavilion for the 8th annual Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Sunday. Thirty of the magazine’s Top 50 in the state were in attendance, and I was excited to try Truth from Brenham and Tejas Chocolate + BBQ of Tomball. Both impressed, as did the trio of sausages from Stiles Switch, probably my favorite plate of the day. Check out the video below for post-meat-sweat thoughts.