Chilebrown at home

Sunday, July 22, 2012


It was smoking in the oaks at Penn Valley, California yesterday. The thermometer hovered in the nineties. This was perfect weather to have a barbeque competition. Twenty five teams braved the sweltering heat to produce award winning BBQ. The heat did not dissuade the crowd from enjoying the day. There was a long line forming before the 1:00pm start time. The public would gain free entry with a canned food item. They were then able to purchase food sample tickets for a nominal fee.

This event was held in a lovely venue. There were brand new Bocce Ball courts, swimming pool, Frisbee golf course, picnic areas and plenty of trees to hide from the sun. The judges today were especially spoiled. We were situated in an air conditioned house with all the amenities. We even had our own kitchen in case we were still hungry after judging the four meat categories. That was a joke son!

Sierra Nevada Beer had a booth that probably set a record in sales. I am sure the lemonade and ice cream venders were not far behind. Once you had your fill of BBQ and beverages it was prudent to find some shade and enjoy the music. Several bands played throughout the day. What a day it was.

Today the Grand Champion of the BBQ competition was the team of ‘Big B’s Down & Dirty’. Our friends, Bill, Yvonne and Eddie Souza are the backbone and cookers of this very special award winning team. Congratulations!!!!!!!  Last but not least a special shoutout to Scott Gomes who created a wonderful event: Scott you created a masterpiece. See you at the next competition.


Greg said...

You're a weekend BBQ warrior!

Zoomie said...

Glad it was so much fun. Did Lucy go with you?

cookiecrumb said...

I couldn't go. I was stuck in Marin, smokin in the oaks.

Chilebrown said...

Greg, The BBQ extends throughout the week and even Holidays.

Zoomie, Absolutely not.

cookiecrumb, I am coming over to unstuck you.

Aaron said...

I stumbled across mention of another place with burnt ends on the menu- Sauced BBQ & Spirits in Livermore:

Looks like a visit there and to Bart's is in order next time I run out of wood.

Chilebrown said...

Aaron, There is a butcher in Livermore that has house cured bacon. Sounds like a road trip. We probably will make the place in Sebastapol first. We like that area a lot. I also already forgot the name of the BBQ place. Let's meet at the 'Beer Revolution' soon, for research purposes.

Aaron said...

Agreed on the need for further research- in fact I conducted some yesterday afternoon at the Beer Rev. I'll send you an email shortly...