Bigger in Texas: How Many Pounds of Brisket Have Been Ordered For Governor Greg Abbott's Inauguration Party?

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jan 05, 2015 1:00 PM
Bigger in Texas: How Many Pounds of Brisket Have Been Ordered For Governor Greg Abbott's Inauguration Party?

If you're going to celebrate defeating Wendy Davis in a landslide and becoming the next Governor of the Lone Star State, you might as well live up to the motto, "Everything is bigger in Texas." 

To celebrate Greg Abbott's victory, four tons of brisket have been ordered for his inauguration party. 

Four tons is equivalent to 8,000 pounds. Notice how Abbott didn't mention where the brisket was ordered from, after all, that could start a Texas civil war. Regardless, I think it's fair to say there's little doubt Abbott's party will be one of the best around the country as newly elected officials take their oaths of office this month.

UPDATE: It's going to be quite the party with brisket selling for $10 a plate in Austin. 

For the first time in 14 years, Texas is about to have a new governor. While the transfer of power will include several formalities, there are also concerts, balls, parades, and even a barbecue anyone in Austin can enjoy.

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Governor-elect Greg Abbott will take the oath of office, ending Rick Perry’s record-setting tenure. but that is just one part of the week. Sen. Dan Patrick will also take the oath of office as the next lieutenant governor. That will take place on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol.

Immediately after the oath, anyone can grab lunch at the Inauguration Barbecue on the West Capitol Grounds. A plate of brisket and fixings costs $10.

At 2 p.m., the Governor and others will take part in a parade down Congress Avenue. Expect the road to be closed through at least 4 p.m.

On Tuesday night, members of the Texas political elite will dance into the evening at the Future of Texas Ball. Anyone can purchase tickets for $75 and be treated to country acts. Lady Antebellum and Texas-native Pat Green.

Correction: Abbott's inauguration isn't today as previously stated, it is January 20.