'Konicti Vista Casino' in beautiful Clearlake California will be hosting the '2nd Annual Smokin on the Water'. This event is a great event for the public to actually taste competition barbeque. Depending where a competition is held will dictate the rules and regulations the local health department will impose. Sometimes this bureaucratic department will impose draconian and over zealous rules in distributing food. One barbeque event was actually cancelled because of the fees, permits, and hoops the department demanded. Konicti Vista is controlled by the 'Big Valley Tribe of Pomo Indians. They have created a barbeque friendly atmosphere which will allow the public to taste these barbeque treats. Each competitor will sell samples for 1-2 dollars. The amount of tastes they sell will determing the 'Peoples Choice' award.
Ms. Goofy and I will be attending this meat smoking extravaganza and wearing our judges badges. Last year this event was a blast. We were so full of great barbeque that, we could barely pull the slot handles. The casino is located right on the edge of Clear Lake. There is a Marina to park your Yacht or in our case inner tube. The competition will end with a fire works display. Hope to see you there!
Smokin' on the Water Aug 28
That looks like a good time! I'll be attending in spirit.
Zia, I will take some shots and hopefuly some will turn out so I can share the visual. We are looking forward to the weekend of excessive barbeque consumption. Oh Yeah!!!!!
Sounds like a great time, can't wait for the photos. For the record, I am not old enough to remember that Deep Purple song Smoke on the Water.
Sounds amazing! Maybe I need to take a roadtrip from Ohio!
Oh jeez, Chilebrown. Your fan base is international. I will never tell them about the time you ate pit-grilled delicacies from my actual yard, my dirt.
(Fire in the Sky, whippersnapper.)
highlandsranchfoodie, I am.
Intern, We like to refer to them as Meat Adventures. Hope to see you there.
cookiecrumb, You are such a court jester. The pit adventure was such a very long time ago. I seem to recall that event with fond memories and pears.
Looking forward to hearing the results and your insights about the event.
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