September 25, 2011

Dana Point BBQ Championships

100 foot Blue Whale comes up for air The Cadillac of all California BBQ competitions came in with a roar at the end of September.  The 1st Annual Dana Point BBQ Championship treated its BBQ teams with such luxury, most of

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September 18, 2011

2nd Annual Ribstock Peace, Love, and BBQ

SYD and Butcher's Daughter BBQ at Ribstock After having the head cook, Donna Fong, from Butcher’s Daughter BBQ, as my assistant for the last three contests, we decided to split our forces and challenge ourselves. At Ribstock, Peace, Love and

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September 9, 2011

2011 Nickelodeon BBQ Class

By popular demand, we were back again in 2011 to teach the Nickelodeon BBQ 101 class at the Nickelodeon Animation Headquarters in Burbank, California.  Like in our 2010 gig, we conducted a special evening event in Nickelodeon’s rear parking

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September 6, 2011

Slap Yo Daddy did not make Jack Draw 2011

The draw for the Jack Daniels Invitational 2011 occurred on Sep 2, 2011.  Despite having 5 bungs for California and 2 bungs for Arizion, we did not get drawn.  With 20 bungs and 20 contests in California during the

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August 29, 2011

3rd Annual Smokin on the Water, Lakeport, Calif.

After winning our 5th Grand Championship for the calendar year at Acorn, we rolled into Lakeport two weeks later with a mission.  Fortunately for us, we had one last chance to try to grab our 7th GC before the Aug 28 deadline

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August 13, 2011

2nd Annual Golden Acorn BBQ Fest, Campo, Calif.

After being spoiled with perfect weather conditions at Vista the week prior, most teams worried about the much talked about high winds and desert heat that can be associated with cooking at Campo. Last year’s contest was held in

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August 8, 2011

August 6, 2011 – 3rd Annual Vista Smokin’ Q Classic

If there was contest this year that demonstrated how competitive fields have become, Vista would be an excellent example. 44 teams dotted downtown Vista in the pattern of an H, lining three intersecting streets.  Although the team count was

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August 1, 2011

Foiled Big by Tiny Foil at Thunder Mountain BBQ in Longview, Washingtion

  Our quest to earn another qualifying GC to the Jack led us to the lovely town of Longview, WA.   We needed an 8th GC as our appeal to include our Canada win was not sustained.  On this last

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July 28, 2011

Jack Responds to my July 25 Appeal Letter

After reviewing my July 25, 2011, appeal letter, relative to the arguments I presented, Debbie from the Jack did not sustain my appeal and the remedy I requested which was to be grandfathered under their 2010 rules.  I greatly appreciate

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July 25, 2011

Appeal Letter to the Jack

The Jack has informed me that our win in Canada did not count towards our 7 wins. The rules were changed for 2011 and I was notified on July 21, 2011. I have tremendous respect for the Jack and I

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