Rising Star Patrick Feges of Feges BBQ - Biography

Houston, TX

November 2019

Although husband and wife team Patrick Feges and Erin Smith now own and operate their own fast-casual barbecue concept, the duo was not always toting a flame for smoke. While recovering from injuries sustained during the Iraq War (earning him a Purple Heart), Feges began experimenting with a worn out Brinkmann smoker. He chased his newfound barbecue passion to the Texas Culinary Academy in Austin. He returned to his Houston home and in 2012, equipped with his very own smoking rig, launched Feges BBQ as a catering company and pop-up.  In 2018, Smith and Feges gave Feges BBQ a permanent home at Houston’s Greenway Plaza food court. Erin Smith is one of the founding members of I’ll Have What She’s Having, a foundation that raises awareness and funds in support of women’s health.