Thursday, July 10, 2008

Competing without even knowing it

Apparently, we are now in 23rd place in a contest we didn't even realize we were competing in! The Kansas City BBQ Store is conducting a season-long contest called the BBQ Campaign 2008. based upon how Competition BBQ teams place in a select number of contests throughout the year. Points are earned towards prizes to be awarded in November based upon how the teams finish in their best 5 contests out of 16 possible events.

At the halfway point, with 8 of the identified 16 contests complete for '08, we are in 23rd place, chasing the Rabbit Gulch Farm Cookers, who are currently ahead of us by 6 points. This scoring appears to use a modified KCBS team of the year scoring format.
The winner of this thing will get $500 cash, so we'll keep a cookin' and see what happens.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Patron Saint of BBQ

Taking the week off because after experiencing the Great Lenexa BBQ, (where else can you beat 180 other compeitors and your prize is an honorable mention ribbon) we needed a week off.

A portion of the team is currently in the San Francisco bay area for a few days to attend a wedding this weekend. Yesterday was spent in China Town looking at all the valuable items in the markets and on the streets. While digging through one such store, we stumbled upon what could be the missing link to BBQ success: The Patron Saint of Butchers, Saint Adrian, in mini figurine form with prayer card. (Picture to the right).

"Most holy St. Adrian, I ask that you guide my knife as I deftly cut the tender flesh of animals that have been sacrificed to provide sustanance for mankind. I also ask that you bless all of my meat with superior flavor and texture and protect it from disease and contamination. Amen"I am sure this will put us over the top in the next contest.