Pigs, I look like you
did Friday night in that photo!
Oomp, I say that article in the paper at the hotel this morning! Cool!
Well, the weather held for us Friday and Saturday. It was about 38 degrees Friday night, but Witt saved us with his portable firepit. It was VERY uncomfortable! Can't wait for Nelsonville in three weeks! We took First in pork, Bruce's first crack at ribs got 8th. Brisket took 15th and chicken, formerly our claim to fame tanked below 30th! There were 42 teams. There were some heavy hitters from the east coast/New England like, Hill Country BBQ, Lost Nation BBQ (Rich Decker), and The Anchormen from RI. Dizzy Pig North from Ontario were also there. Random thoughts,
1) Glad to get to meet everyone:
Rich Decker-GREAT coconut shrimp Friday night! EVEN BETTER homemade sausage Saturday morning! Great BBQ resource guy! Alot of fun to hang with. Glad you made the trip Rich. See you again down the road!
Steve McMurtry- Thanks for the cigar and for making the trip . It was great to meet you!
Greg Rempe-Build a bigger porch!
Pigs on the Wing- Chris, get up. It's 5:30!
Witt and family-Great "Jamaican Inspired ABT's!"
Thanks for keeping us warm! Next time, try to have some Red Dog on hand? OK? You know, it drives me insane!
Oompappy- I gotta get the recipe for those chocolate /peanut-butter Haystack things! Great to meet you.
Kloset- Congrats on a great finish on pork. The whole scenario still amazes me!Looks like your team is coming into focus now. See you in three weeks.
Bruce-Way to go. I'll have you on my team anyday! Glad you cooked those fatties Saturday for that "improvised breakfast." I had never had one!
Bubba-If I had not adjusted the sauce/seasoning at the last minute of your pork presentation, we would've tanked. You're welcome. I just sent off the Nelsonville dough. See you in three.
Joker- sorry you couldn't make it out. Maybe next year.
John and Lola Penzotti- It was great to see you again. Especially you Lena!
Great cook-off. This group showed that we really know what we are doing. Let's try and do it again next year with even more of us there!