It was a great weekend! Lots of great BBQ. The weather was perfect. There was a very decent size crowd. They may have been their to see Captain Phis Harris, but they ended up witnessing and tasting some great barbeque. The public was allowed to purchase tastes from the different competitors. For one to two dollars the public was treated to pulled pork sandwiches, ribs, brisket chicken and many other smoked grilled treats. This was a separate category of competition. The people voted by purchasing the barbeque food items. The money that was collected was split between the winners at the end of the festival. This was a inexpensive and great way to taste competition level cooking.
The day progressed as my stomach stretched. Sometimes I even amaze myself on the amount of food that was consumed. The awards were presented at 600pm in the casino. It was a very festive gathering. Some happy people walked away with trophies and cash. We walked away with a smile and barbeque sauce on our face. Ms. Goofy was very happy because she got to sit with Josh from the 'Deadliest Catch' at the judging table. I sat next to the executive chef of the resort. It was very interesting and rewarding talking to him.
We are already planning on returning next year. This is a great event for the public to sample competition style cooking. Not all barbeque contests have a Peoples Choice category. Some counties will not allow competitors to serve food to the public. They have so many rules and regulations that sponsors do not want to bother with it. Thankyou Konicti Vista Casino, California Barbeque Society and the KCBS for a great event.
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I hope the guy in the RAMONES shirt won!
We did not fraternize too much, but we did say "Hey HO Le's Go" and we did the blitzkrieg Bop. Too much fun. Get yourself a plane ticket and go next year.
Glad to hear you had such a good time - and what a good idea to allow the public to sample the food! Phooey on all those rules!
Blah, blah, blah. Where's the shot of the two hot chicks with you in the center?
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