This was the West Coast BBQ Championships. Teams were competing for cash prizes and for qualification to national events. The judging took place in a shaded patio area. The weather was very pleasant. The thermometer rose to the high 80’s with a refreshing slight breeze. The KCBS runs a well oiled machine for judging barbeque events. We received our instructions and took an oath to uphold barbeque integrity. We felt proud reciting this pledge. We had a responsibility to give our honest opinions, to all the competitors that acknowledged us, on our journey to the Judging area.
We tasted Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket numerous times. We did not come across one bad piece of meat. These opponents dazzled us with perfectly cooked meat. Of course, their was some meat that did not ring the bell. It was our job to Judge. The most fun category was the ‘Mystery Meat’. This “Mystery Meat was flap steak. This is meat that is usually used for carne asada. The rules are a little different for this turn in. The usual garnishes are tossed aside and the most creative presentations are witnessed. Our table was presented with Lobster Tails wrapped in flap steak. Another table had flap steak roulades wrapped in bacon. “Oh my!”
Ms. Goofy at Barbeque Certification Class
Words have left me at this moment. One reason is because, I am on the couch, with my baby. More pictures of some serious rigs and great competitors can be seen by clicking, CLICK HERE! I will get back to you soon with a review of a local hot sauce. Bye Yall.