January 31, 2012

Music Brews and BBQ, Lake Havasu City, AZ

Rental U-Haul truck to get out of the wind; notice that only one WSM was usedNorth winds 25-35 mph; gusts to 45 mph. Yikes! When the National weather service issued an extreme caution Wind Advisory for the upper Colorado River

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January 16, 2012

Kansas City BBQ Society Awards Banquet

Banquet under a big white tent A couple of hundred pit masters, crew, and family from all over the country attended the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) awards banquet held in San Diego to honor the winners of the 2011

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December 31, 2011

Wild West BBQ Championship, Knotts Berry Farm, CA

  Grand Champion 1st chicken, 1st pork, 2nd Brisket. 7th GC for 2011 Although the West has fewer professional BBQ contests than the rest of the country, we have the weather advantage of being able to have a yearlong BBQ

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December 20, 2011

Holiday Cookoff for Kids, Mesa, Arizona

Grand Champion Day #2 In December, I pulled off something I’ve not done before which was to teach two classes the first weekend and then compete in a double header contest the following weekend, with both the class and contest

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December 3, 2011

Dec 3 and 4 – Slap Yo Daddy BBQ partners with BBQ Island in Tempe, AZ, to teach BBQ 101 classes in Arizona

Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Class with Harry Soo – Part 1 Posted by Kurt on 12/5/2011 to Cooking Classes Slap Yo Daddy BBQ Class The amazing Harry Soo came out last weekend and put on a couple of classes. Boy howdy

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November 15, 2011

Smokin on the Delta in Antioch, CA

Wet and Rainy Night The last contest for 2011 in Northern California was hosted by the city of Antioch which rests on edge of the Delta that feeds into San Francisco Bay.   It was held in conjunction with Antioch’s Fall

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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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