Chilebrown at home

Monday, October 30, 2023


'Dinner & Show' was on the menu for Saturday night at the Fratalanza/Ligure Italian Club. This was a great event with fabulous food and a show for dessert. The menu was ravioli (my favorite), salad, antipasta, pork chop w/stuffing, potatoes, beans with bacon/mushrooms and a fancy dessert. The stage was a tribute band to the Rat Pack group. We all were tapping our toes and singing a long to some old standards by Frank, Deano, Sammy and Joey. What a fun night.

Sunday, October 22, 2023



It was our last competition of the year. We traveled to Clements California to judge ribs today. It was a great send-off. There were some celebrities in the house; Elvis, Marilyn and the Duke. The teams did a great job and the judges & public left full and satisfiend. We cannot wait till next year.


Chompa Q bbq team took the Grandchampionship. Congratulatons

Elvis has left the building.

Monday, October 16, 2023



It is so nice to be able to be normal again. Normal with a highly inflated price tag I guess. We love to go to our local playhouse and see a show. Yesterday we saw Young Frankenstein the musical. It is a great way to spend an afternoon. Afterwards we walk across the street to enjoy a Mexican dinner.

The New Mecca is a popular restaurant that has been around forever. Today for some very unusual reason it was not crowded. New Mecca is known for their comfort, cheap and plentiful Mexican food. They do not dissapoint. It may be a good idea to take a heartburn pill but it is so good.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

PIG JIG 2023

This weekend, we judged a very fun bbq contest called "Pig Jig". We got to judge Tri-tip and Ribs but what made this contest really stand out was the "Anything Goes' category. The only rule is to have 6 servings for 6 judges. The teams go all out to impress the judges. Believe you me, we were impressed. This was more than just a fun food contest. It was a corporate fundraiser for NephCure Kidney International to combat kidney desease. We were glad to have participated.


Monday, October 2, 2023



It has been awhile since Ms. Goofy and I have gone out for dinner and a show. We went to Napa California to see an Illusionists show. Three magicians entertained us with illusions, sleight of hand and comedy. We sat in row one and both Ms. Goofy and I both participated in different tricks. No they did not saw me in half. Before the show we went out to dinner. It was not so magical.

We chose Los Agaves which is a mexican restaurant downtown and only a few blocks from the theater. The prices were dandy so we expected more than was delivered. My skirt steak was uneventful with oily house made tortillas. Oily tortillas could be considered a crime against mexican cuisine. Ms. Goofy had enchiladas that were sweet and she made some remark the chicken filling looked like cat food. The only highlight was the atmosphere and the different salsas. Los Agaves seemed to be more of a bar and gathering place for the younger crowd.

It was nice to get out and have dinner and a show. We felt normal and had a good time. It was grand.