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‘Brisket biscuits,’ Greens’ winning barbecue set for Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival

Last year, Green’s Texas BBQ was a new truck on West Euless Boulevard.

This year, Don Green brings a growing reputation to the annual Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival.

Green will serve his “brisket biscuits” — a fried ball of beef and bread — along with his craft brisket, pork ribs and pulled pork at this year’s festival Friday through Sunday at 1951 L. Don Dodson Drive.

Green has won the festival’s prize three years in a row. Winning festivals is nothing new: He’s from the Green family of pitmasters that won years of prizes before a family split separated Don Green and North Main BBQ.

The Crazy Cowboy Restaurant & Bar from Bedford also will be on hand, serving brisket, pulled pork, sausage dogs and brats.

Other festival contestants will include North Richland Hills-based Kidwell Craft BBQ, Houston-based Riverfront’s Rib Shack, Fort Worth-based Lennie’s and the Bedford franchise of the Dallas-based Dickey’s chain.

Barbecue fans can also try the three tasting events: the Sausage Showdown at 7:30 p.m. Friday ($5), the People’s Choice at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and the Battle of the BBQ at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Columnist Bud Kennedy is a Fort Worth guy who covered high school football at 16 and has moved on to two Super Bowls, seven political conventions and 15 Texas Legislature sessions. Since 1985, he has also written more than 2,000 “Eats Beat” columns about Texas dining, restaurants and food.