Mother Nature smiled on the first “Silicon Valley BBQ Championships”. The beautiful weather brought out a huge crowd to celebrate and sample championship barbeque. Ms. Goofy and I had judging duties to perform today. We always like to arrive several minutes early to look at all the different cookers. This serves several purposes. One is to gain knowledge of what the competitors are using to cook. Observing and capturing the images may give Ms. Goofy ideas to stock the Christmas stockings. (Hey, I can dream.) Most important, it is what we do and how we roll.
Peoples Choice is an opportunity for the public to purchase and taste award winning BBQ. The lines were long today. The
Clara police made their presence known with this
custom car. They were not needed because this crowd’s only crime was the
barbeque sauce on their smiling faces.
It seemed like the cookers came in sets of three today. It is amazing that a competitor can cook competition meat in a custom 50 gallon barrel. Another set of three Orion cookers caught my eye. This is the first time I have seen these units in competition.
|First Place Chicken|
"Cecil's Smokin BBQ
The Rotary Club should be proud of this event. It was a smashing success. Congratulations to Woodhouse Barbeque for winning the Grand Champion. I believe we were all winners today.