February 26, 2015

Guinea Pig 2 Contest, Rancho Mirage, California, February 21, 2015

  It doesn’t take a financial whiz to figure that being a barbecue competitor can get expensive. With entry fees on the West Coast pushing $350 and a high-dollar brisket edging past $200 with shipping, not to mention the

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March 31, 2014

Cooking against the Barbecue Big Boys

Donna Fong, Grand Champion Pitmaster, Butchers Daughter BBQ, Alameda, Calif.   By Donna Fong, Butchers Daughter BBQ Ever wondered if cooking a barbeque competition is anything like what you see on TV? So is it like that in real life?

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February 9, 2014

Wanna enter Harry’s Rub Naming Contest? – CLOSED

This contest is now closed. Thank you everyone for taking part in this contest. The rub names are: Chicken: Jailbird Chicken Beef: Moo-la All Purpose: Love Meat Tender OK, I am working on relaunching my award winning 1st

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August 9, 2013

Great American Cookoff, Woodlake, California, July 27, 2013

Slapilicious Betty Crocker Cake Whenever I’m at BBQ contests, I get a lot of visitors. Some are my devoted fans of Season One of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and ask to take a photo with me. Others are attracted to the

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July 9, 2013

2013 Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI

Hilo Bay BBQ Cook-off, Hawaii State BBQ Championship, Hilo, HI 2013 Hilo Bay BBQ Championship Independence Day July 4th, 2013 was my third trip to the Big Island of Hawaii the previous 12 months. I had won the  Hilo Bay Hawaii

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March 16, 2013

8 important lessons learned from judging 8 World Champions, Missouri, November 2012

  8 important lessons learned from judging 8 World Champions at the Kingsford Invitational, Belle, Missouri, November 2012 I  was humbled to be selected among the thousands of barbecue judges and pitmasters in America to be part of the history

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February 7, 2013

Austin Barbecue Crawl Weekend, Part 1 of 4, December 2012

  “So many barbecue restaurants and so little time . . .” Goto Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 It’s been about 30 years since I’ve been back to Austin since my freshman days at Texas Tech in Lubbock in the

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January 25, 2013

2013 New Competition Chicken Rub – KCBS Chicken Champion 2012 Season

1st Place USA Champion 2012 I’m very excited to announce the sale of my Competition Chicken Rub!  It’s available exclusively at one of the most popular Internet BBQ websites called  Sterling Ball, the owner of Big Poppa Smokers

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December 23, 2012

King of the Smoker Invitational, La Quinta Resort and Spa, Dec 8, 2012

King of the Smoker Invitational, La Quinta Resort and Spa, Dec 8, 2012  Slap Yo Daddy trophies won at King Of the Smoker (KOS).  Tough competition with 24 top teams from around America It was an honor and pleasure to

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October 28, 2012

Jack Daniels Invitational, Lynchburg, Tennessee, October 27, 2012

Jack Daniels Invitational October 27, 2012 The four days spanning the October 27, 2012 weekend were a giddy blur as the SYD team finished 27th out of 87 teams at the prestigious Jack Daniels Invitational Barbecue contest in Lynchburg, Tennessee.  There

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