April 19, 2009 – BBQ Lovers of LA and Eastside Foodies get together

Shilo and I attended our first BBQ event, a social website that brings together people with common interests. Many thanks to David from the BBQ Lovers of LA and Alexis from the Eastside Foodies, for organizing this event at Robin’s Woodfire

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April 6, 2009

Hesperia State BBQ Championship

It was cold and windy but we were able to complete our BBQ turn-ins without major problems (see canopy flying 50 feet; luckily no one was hurt).  Everyone enjoyed the Friday Potluck CBBQA Finger Eggrolls with Shimp and Chili-Lime Dipping sauce.

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March 27, 2009

Harry’s Apprentice Pitmaster Steven

I was very touched when Steven, 10-year old son of a family friend, decided to write about me in his school assignment which was to describe someone who had inspired him. He drew a picture of me which

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March 22, 2009

Creation of new 2009 Team Logo

I hired Patrick Carlson from to develop a new 2009 logo for Slap Yo’ Daddy BBQ.  Patrick is a very talented graphic artist and has done impressive work for many teams in the US. Mark and I are heading to Kansas to

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March 21, 2009

KCBS Judging Class, Orange County, California

I was privileged to be part of a five-member team of volunteers who prepared 72 turn-in boxes for a KCBS judging class in Orange County, California. 36 Certified BBQ Judges (CBJs) were minted on March 21, 2009.  These CBJs will

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March 7, 2009

Tempe BBQ Festival, AZ

Brian and Harry in front of BBQ Island, sponsor store, in Tempe, AZ We had a terrific time at our first contest in Arizona.  I can’t thank Mike of AZ Barbeque and Tom of Whiskey Ranch BBQ enough for hosting such

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March 6, 2009

Jack Daniel Prawns at Tempe BBQ Festival Potluck

I finally got around to editing the March 6, 2009, video my son Brian shot of me making the Prawns in Jack Daniels Beurre Blanc Sauce with Marinated Artichokes and Sun-Dried Tomatoes over Black Calamari Ink Pasta at the Tempe

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March 3, 2009

Harry Did Not Make Bobby Flay Grill It Program

Unfortunately my January 2009 Bobby Flay Grill It audition video did not make the final 13 chosen for the 2009 season.  I prepared two knockout dishes: Grilled Lobster and Seafood Paella with Chorizo and Saffron, and Seared Ahi Tuna with

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February 28, 2009

Catering for Hollywood celebrity Birthday Party

UPDATE Feb 28, 2009 – Catering for Hollywood celebrity Birthday Party. My BBQ buddy Gary Notley partnered with me to do a birthday catering gig for a hundred guests including Keanu Reeves, star in my favorite movie series the

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February 14, 2009

So. Cal. Q-Fest 2009 Awards Ceremony

The East Shore RV Park by Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas,CA, was the perfect setting for the 2009 Q-Fest Awards  Ceremony Brent Walton, 2008 CBBQA president, awarded trophies and plaques to all the Team of the

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