Archive for May 28, 2009

May 28, 2009

Day 5 – Sunday, May 24; We win Reserve Champion!

  Mark and I were astounded to win Reserve Grand Champion (2nd Overall) on Sunday against a large contingent of top professional BBQ teams in a field of 161 teams in the GAB Open Contest. Habitual Smokers from Kansas won

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May 23, 2009

Day 4 – Saturday, May 23, 2009; Great American BBQ Invitational

We came in a respectable 25th place overall when we went up against 43 of American’s best BBQ teams at the Great American Barbeque Invitational throw-down in Kansas City. To win in the BBQ contest capital

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May 22, 2009

Day 3 – Friday, May 22, 2009; Great American BBQ Appetizer, Wraps, and Wings Contest

Mark and I decided for fun to enter the Friday appetizer, wraps, and wings contest. After we purchased our contest meats from Sam’s Club in Kansas City, we dropped by a grocery store and picked up shrimp,

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May 21, 2009

Day 2 – We arrive in Kansas City

It was a smooth ride through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. We arrived in Kansas City around 8:30 pm and dropped by the world famous Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque restaurant near Edwardsville. Mark and I ordered the BBQ

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May 20, 2009

Day 1, May 20 – We made it safely to Texas enroute to Kansas City

With “Kansas City BBQ or Bust” scrawled on our dusty rear windshield, we made it safely past highway patrol radar guns across California, Arizona, New Mexico, arriving in Texas around 4 am local time. It took longer than expected due to the heavy rain from a storm from Mexico and construction delays around Albuquerque. We arrived safely in Armarillo and got some rest. We’re headed to Kansas City today and will be eating BBQ tonight!

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May 17, 2009

29 Palms Salute to Marine Corps

It was a privilege to join fellow CBBQA members Thom, Kent, and Kyle together with Kathy and Misti to help out at the  29 Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center to help cook and serve 10,000 burgers and

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May 10, 2009

Qu’en for Kids – Kristie’s Foundation BBQ Cookoff

    The live butterfly release at the awards ceremony was a fitting finale to a beautiful sunny day at the second Qu’en for Kids BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival in the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, California. As

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